GLSA 200707-09 GIMP: Multiple integer overflows
Posted on: 07/25/2007 09:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GIMP: Multiple integer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200707-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GIMP: Multiple integer overflows
Date: July 25, 2007
Bugs: #182047
ID: 200707-09

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GIMP, allowing for the
remote 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; 2.2.16 gt;= 2.2.16

Description
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Sean Larsson from iDefense Labs discovered multiple integer overflows
in various GIMP plugins (CVE-2006-4519). Stefan Cornelius from Secunia
Research discovered an integer overflow in the
seek_to_and_unpack_pixeldata() function when processing PSD files
(CVE-2007-2949).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image
file, possibly resulting in 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-2.2.16"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4519
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4519
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-2949
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2949

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-200707-09.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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