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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200705-08 ] GIMP: Buffer overflow

From: Raphael Marichez <falco_at_nospam>
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 21:47:31 GMT
To: gentoo-announce@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


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

Background


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-gfx/gimp < 2.2.14 >= 2.2.14

Description


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

Impact


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


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All GIMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References


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

Availability


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?


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


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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