GIMP: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201603-01

GIMP is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows which could result in the execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/gimp on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.8.0
Unaffected versions >= 2.8.0

Background

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.

Description

GIMP’s network server, scriptfu, is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary code via the python-fu-eval command due to not requiring authentication. Additionally, the X Window Dump (XWD) plugin is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows possibly allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service. The XWD plugin is vulnerable due to not validating large color entries.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process due or perform a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known work around at this time.

Resolution

All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.8.0"
 

References

Release Date
March 06, 2016

Latest Revision
May 04, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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