Fedora 17 : gimp-2.8.4-1.fc17 (2013-2000)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64733


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Among other things this update fixes a vulnerability with corrupt XWD files and a crash with newer versions of fontconfig when gimp is quit.

Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.2 to GIMP 2.8.4 =================================================


- Better names for the default filters in save and export

- Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive

- Remember the 'maximized' state across sessions

- Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again

- Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers

- Various fixes for text style attribute handling

- Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers

Libgimp :

- Make libgimp drawable combo boxes aware of layer groups

- Fix item width in GimpPageSelector (used e.g. in PDF import)

Plug-ins :

- Better default values in the Drop Shadow script

- Fix a whole bunch of bugs in the BMP plug-in

General :

- Lots of bug fixes

- Lots of translation updates

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gimp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64733

File Name: fedora_2013-2000.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/21

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gimp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5576

BID: 56647

FEDORA: 2013-2000