Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1147-1
13th June, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Nils Philippsen discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP
image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP
image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 11.04:
- gimp 2.6.11-1ubuntu6.1
- Ubuntu 10.10:
- gimp 2.6.10-1ubuntu3.3
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart GIMP to make all the