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[GLSA-200607-08] GIMP: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
GIMP: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-08
(GIMP: Buffer overflow)
Henning Makholm discovered that the "xcf_load_vector()" function is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when loading a XCF file with a large
A possible hacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code by
enticing a user to open a specially crafted XCF file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GIMP users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12"
Threat Level: Medium
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