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[ GLSA 200607-08 ] GIMP: Buffer overflow
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 17:29:59 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200607-08
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: GIMP: Buffer overflow
      Date: July 23, 2006
      Bugs: #139524
        ID: 200607-08

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Synopsis
========

GIMP is prone to a buffer overflow which may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code when loading specially crafted XCF files.

Background
==========

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. XCF is the native image
file format used by GIMP.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-gfx/gimp      < 1.2.12                            >= 1.2.12

Description
===========

Henning Makholm discovered that the "xcf_load_vector()" function is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large
"num_axes" value.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-1.2.12"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-3404
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3404

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200607-08.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
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Copyright 2006 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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