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Ubuntu alert USN-2051-1 (gimp)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2051-1] GIMP vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:16:41 -0500
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2051-1 December 09, 2013 gimp vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.10 - Ubuntu 13.04 - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Summary: GIMP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - gimp: The GNU Image Manipulation Program Details: Murray McAllister discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted XWD 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 13.10: gimp 2.8.6-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 13.04: gimp 2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 12.10: gimp 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-1913, CVE-2013-1978 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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