Debian DSA-3612-1 : gimp - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91923


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Shmuel H discovered that GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is prone to a use-after-free vulnerability in the channel and layer properties parsing process when loading a XCF file. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running GIMP if a specially crafted XCF file is processed.


Upgrade the gimp packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.14-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91923

File Name: debian_DSA-3612.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/05

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gimp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4994

DSA: 3612