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Ubuntu: New GIMP packages fix security vulnerabilities

Nils Philippsen discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1147-1
June 13, 2011

gimp vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

GIMP could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details:

Nils Philippsen discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed PSP
image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PSP
image file, an attacker could cause GIMP to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04:
 gimp                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.1

Ubuntu 10.10:
 gimp                            2.6.10-1ubuntu3.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.3

After a standard system update you need to restart GIMP to make all the
necessary changes.

References:
 CVE-2011-1782

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.10-1ubuntu3.3
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.3
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