GIMP SPHERE DESIGNER buffer overflow

gimp-sphere-designer-bo (64581) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GIMP is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the SPHERE DESIGNER plugin. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted plugin configuration file containing a long Number of lights field, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.

References:

  • Debian Bug report logs - #608497: gimp: four buffer overflows.
  • GIMP Web site: GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program.
  • Sun Product Security Blog, Nov 01, 2011: Multiple Buffer Overflow vulnerabilities in GIMP.
  • CVE-2010-4541: Stack-based buffer overflow in the loadit function in plug-ins/common/sphere-designer.c in the SPHERE DESIGNER plugin in GIMP 2.6.11 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long Number of lights field in a plugin configuration file. NOTE: it may be uncommon to obtain a GIMP plugin configuration file from an untrusted source that is separate from the distribution of the plugin itself.
  • DSA-2426: gimp -- several vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 70281: GIMP plug-ins/common/sphere-designer.c loadit() Function Overflow
  • RHSA-2011-0837: Moderate: gimp security update
  • RHSA-2011-0838: Moderate: gimp security update
  • RHSA-2011-0839: Moderate: gimp security update
  • SA42771: Gimp Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA46701: Oracle Solaris Gimp Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2011:005: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • GNU Gimp 2.6.11
  • Oracle Solaris 11 Express
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.1.z
  • Sun Solaris 10

Reported:

Dec 31, 2010

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