GLSA-201603-01 : GIMP: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89712


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201603-01 (GIMP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

GIMP’s network server, scriptfu, is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary code via the python-fu-eval command due to not requiring authentication. Additionally, the X Window Dump (XWD) plugin is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service. The XWD plugin is vulnerable due to not validating large color entries.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process due or perform a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known work around at this time.


All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gimp-2.8.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89712

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201603-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/07

Modified: 2016/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gimp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4245, CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978

GLSA: 201603-01