Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120820)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61606
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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)

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?a5b34bf3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61606

File Name: sl_20120820_gimp_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:gimp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gimp-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gimp-devel-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gimp-help-browser, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:gimp-libs, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2011

Reference Information

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