USN-1559-1: GIMP vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1559-1

10th September, 2012

gimp vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details

Joseph Sheridan discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled certain malformed
headers in FIT files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted FIT image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash.
(CVE-2012-3236)

Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed KiSS
palette files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted KiSS
palette file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3403)

Matthias Weckbecker discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed GIF
image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF
image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2012-3481)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
gimp 2.6.11-2ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
gimp 2.6.11-1ubuntu6.3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.5

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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-3236, CVE-2012-3403, CVE-2012-3481