gimp (SSA:2007-222-01)
Posted on: 08/11/2007 08:28 AM

New gimp packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 to fix security issues.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to gimp-2.2.17, which fixes buffer overflows when decoding
certain image types.
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 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
d65dd07991a2cd1acd9a97a2c8710ba5 gimp-2.2.17-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
b39163ba82020a7d64609729fd51de04 gimp-2.2.17-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
52fd45595c6c1cf3a2eca6d2960ce32b gimp-2.2.17-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg gimp-2.2.17-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


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