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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GIMP Buffer Overflow in Processing PCX Image Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025586
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025586
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1178   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 1 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PCX image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the Personal Computer eXchange (PCX) image file plug-in and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in December 2009], available at:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gimp/commit/?id=a9671395f6573e90316a9d748588c5435216f6ce

Vendor URL:  www.gimp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 1 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GIMP Buffer Overflow in Processing PCX Image Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 01 Jun 2011 05:06:59 +0000
Subject:  GIMP


http://git.gnome.org/browse/gimp/commit/?id=a9671395f6573e90316a9d748588c5435216f6ce

CVE-2011-1178
 
 


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