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Ubuntu Security Notice - gimp vulnerability (USN-1659-1)
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1659-1
December 10, 2012

gimp vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details:

It was discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD file, an attacker
could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10:
  gimp                            2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 11.10:
  gimp                            2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1659-1
  CVE-2012-5576

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.12-1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-2ubuntu4.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.6




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