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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026358
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026358
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2896   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 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:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2011_2896_buffer_overflow

Vendor URL:  www.gimp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, 11 Express

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 15 2011 GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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