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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GIMP Buffer Overflow in xcf_load_vector() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016527
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016527
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3404   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.11 and prior versions
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 an XCF file with a specially crafted num_axes value that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause the target application to crash. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The flaw resides in the xcf_load_vector() function in 'app/xcf/xcf-load.c'.

Henning Makholm reported this vulnerability.

The original bug report is available at:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346742

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 fixed version (2.2.12).
Vendor URL:  www.gimp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 18 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GIMP Buffer Overflow in xcf_load_vector() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Nov 21 2006 (Sun Issues T-Patches) GIMP Buffer Overflow in xcf_load_vector() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued T-Patches.



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