USN-880-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-880-1

7th January, 2010

gimp vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software description

  • gimp

Details

Stefan Cornelius discovered that GIMP did not correctly handle certain
malformed BMP files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted BMP file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2009-1570)

Stefan Cornelius discovered that GIMP did not correctly handle certain
malformed PSD files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted PSD file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10.
(CVE-2009-3909)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 9.10:
gimp 2.6.7-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 9.04:
gimp 2.6.6-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.10:
gimp 2.6.1-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
gimp 2.4.5-1ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References

CVE-2009-1570, CVE-2009-3909