Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : gimp vulnerability (USN-2051-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71309


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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


Update the affected gimp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71309

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2051-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/10

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gimp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978

BID: 64098, 64105

OSVDB: 100614, 100615

USN: 2051-1