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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GIMP XCF File Parsing Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036226
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036226
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4994   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 6 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network


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 XCF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in the parsing of channel and layer properties and execute arbitrary code on the target user's 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, available at:

https://git.gnome.org/browse/gimp/commit/?id=e82aaa4b4ee0703c879e35ea9321fff6be3e9b6f

Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 6 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) GIMP XCF File Parsing Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 15.10.



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