Intrusion Prevention

GIMP.XWD.File.Handling.Stack.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted XWD file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted XWD file.

Affected Products

GNU GIMP Prior to 2.8.2-2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch available from the website.
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gimp/commit/?id=2873262fccba12af144ed96ed91be144d92ff2e1

CVE References

CVE-2012-5576