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GIMP FIT File Format DoS
From: "Joseph Sheridan" <joe () reactionis com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:56:04 +0100

Summary
=======

There is a file handling DoS in GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) for
the 'fit' file format affecting all versions (Windows and Linux) up to and 
including 2.8.0. A file in the fit format with a malformed 'XTENSION' header 
will cause a crash in the GIMP program.

CVE number: CVE-2012-3236
Vendor Homepage: http://www.gimp.org/
Date reported to vendor: 25/05/2012
Found by Joseph Sheridan:
href="http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/joseph-sheridan.html

This advisory is posted at:
http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/FIT-file-handling-DoS.html

PoC file is available here:
http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/vuln.fit

Affected Products
=================

Vulnerable Products
+------------------

The following products are known to be affected by this vulnerability:

  * GIMP <= 2.8.0 (Windows or Linux builds)

Products Not Vulnerable
+--------------------------------
  * GIMP 2.8.1 

Details
=======

There is a file handling DoS in GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) for
the 'fit' file format affecting all versions (Windows and Linux) up to 2.8.0. 
A file in the fit format with a malformed 'XTENSION' header will cause a crash 
in the GIMP program. The flaw is triggered by opening a crafted 'fit' file or 
allowing the file explorer dialog to preview the file.

A file in the fit format starting as follows will trigger the crash:
XTENSIONaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHEADER2...

The vulnerable code is in the fits-io.c lines where the program attempts to 
copy from a null pointer:

 {
   fdat = fits_decode_card (fits_search_card (hdr, "XTENSION"), typ_fstring);
   strcpy (hdulist->xtension, fdat->fstring);
 }
 
 This code can be patched by changing it to the following (as GIMP 2.8.1):
 
    fdat = fits_decode_card (fits_search_card (hdr, "XTENSION"), typ_fstring);
   if(fdat != NULL) {
    strcpy (hdulist->xtension, fdat->fstring);
   } else {
     strcpy (errmsg, "No valid XTENSION header found.");
     goto err_return;
   }
 
Impact
======

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in an application 
crash and denial of service.

Solution
===========
The GIMP team have provided an update for this issue (release 2.8.1).

Workarounds
===========

The fits-io.c file can be patched as above.

Distribution
============

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Future updates of this advisory, if any, will be placed on the ReactionIS
corporate website, but may or may not be actively announced on
mailing lists or newsgroups. Users concerned about this problem are
encouraged to check the URL below for any updates:

http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/FIT-file-handling-DoS.html

============================================================================

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Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Phone: +44 (0)1227 785050
Email: research () reactionis {dot} co {dot} uk
Web: http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk


Joseph Sheridan
Technical Director
Principal Consultant
CHECK Team Leader, CREST Infrastructure, CREST Application, CISSP
Tel: 07812052515
Web: www.reactionis.com
Email: joe () reactionis co uk

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