GLSA 200705-08 GIMP: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 05/07/2007 11:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GIMP: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GIMP: Buffer overflow
Date: May 07, 2007
Bugs: #176226
ID: 200705-08

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Synopsis
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GIMP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/gimp lt; 2.2.14 gt;= 2.2.14

Description
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Marsu discovered that the "set_color_table()" function in the SUNRAS
plugin is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .RAS file,
possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running GIMP.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.14"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2356
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2356

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-08.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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