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[GLSA-200607-08] GIMP: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GIMP: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-08
(GIMP: Buffer overflow)


Henning Makholm discovered that the "xcf_load_vector()" function is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large
"num_axes" value.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3404


Solution:
All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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