RHEL 6 : gimp (RHSA-2012:1180)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61603
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated gimp packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image composition and editing program.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the GIMP's GIF image format plug-in. An attacker could create a specially crafted GIF image file that, when opened, could cause the GIF plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2012-3481)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) decompression algorithm implementation used by the GIMP's GIF image format plug-in. An attacker could create a specially crafted GIF image file that, when opened, could cause the GIF plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2011-2896)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the GIMP's KiSS CEL file format plug-in. An attacker could create a specially crafted KiSS palette file that, when opened, could cause the CEL plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2012-3403)

Red Hat would like to thank Matthias Weckbecker of the SUSE Security Team for reporting the CVE-2012-3481 issue.

Users of the GIMP are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The GIMP must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:1180

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-2896

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3403

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3481

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61603

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1180.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/21/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-devel-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-help-browser, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gimp-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2896, CVE-2012-3403, CVE-2012-3481

RHSA: 2012:1180