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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GIMP Buffer Overflow in Processing Sun RAS Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018092
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018092
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2356   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 21 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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

A remote user can create a specially crafted Sun RAS ('.RAS') file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the set_color_table() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/3801

Marsu discovered this vulnerability.

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 via SVN.
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.
May 21 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GIMP Buffer Overflow in Processing Sun RAS Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.



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