Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : gimp vulnerability (USN-3025-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91955


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


It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XCF files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XCF 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: 91955

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3025-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4994

OSVDB: 140355

USN: 3025-1