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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025929
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025929
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2896   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 15 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.11
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 GIF image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in LZWReadByte() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in 'plug-ins/common/file-gif-load.c'.

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:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gimp/commit/?id=376ad788c1a1c31d40f18494889c383f6909ebfc

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.
Nov 30 2011 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and 11 Express.
Aug 20 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Aug 20 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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