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839020: CVE-2012-3403 gimp (CEL plug-in): heap buffer overflow when loading external palette files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the KiSS CEL file format plug-in in GIMP 2.8.x and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted KiSS palette file, which triggers an "invalid free."

Find out more about CVE-2012-3403 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 version 6 (gimp) RHSA-2012:1180 2012-08-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (gimp) RHSA-2012:1181 2012-08-20