gimp (SSA:2006-207-03)
Posted on: 07/27/2006 11:03 AM

New gimp packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to fix a possible security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/gimp-2.2.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.2.12.
This release fixes a security hole in the XCF parser.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
e9d7e6e4dd16714e6a6c728821f2cc38 gimp-2.2.12-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
c673c5e501392bdfc2c938b880e0860b gimp-2.2.12-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg gimp-2.2.12-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


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