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Ubuntu: New GIMP packages fix security vulnerabilities

Tomas Hoger discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed LZW streams. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF 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-1214-1
September 22, 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 GIF file.

Software Description:
- gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Details:

Tomas Hoger discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed LZW streams.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted GIF 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                            2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
 gimp                            2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 gimp                            2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1214-1
 CVE-2011-2896

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.11-1ubuntu6.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.10-1ubuntu3.4
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/2.6.8-2ubuntu1.4
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