Scientific Linux Security Update : gimp on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 71303
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.