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537370: CVE-2009-3909 Gimp: Integer overflow in the PSD image file plugin

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the read_channel_data function in plug-ins/file-psd/psd-load.c in GIMP 2.6.7 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PSD file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3909 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Vulnerable. This issue affects gimp packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This issue does not affect gimp package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (gimp) RHSA-2012:1181 2012-08-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 gimp Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 gimp Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research for reporting this flaw.