Public Date:
847303: CVE-2012-3481 Gimp (GIF plug-in): Heap-based buffer overflow by loading certain GIF images

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the ReadImage function in plug-ins/common/file-gif-load.c in the GIF image format plug-in in GIMP 2.8.x and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted height and len properties in a GIF image file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3481 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


Red Hat would like to thank Matthias Weckbecker of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.