Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 71303


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


A stack-based buffer overflow flaw, a heap-based buffer overflow, and an integer overflow flaw were found in the way GIMP loaded certain X Window System (XWD) image dump files. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XWD image file that, when processed, would cause the XWD plug-in to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the GIMP. (CVE-2012-5576, CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978)

The GIMP must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71303

File Name: sl_20131203_gimp_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Modified: 2015/04/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5576, CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978