Public Date:
879302: CVE-2012-5576 gimp (XWD plug-in): Stack-based buffer overflow when loading XWD file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in file-xwd.c in the X Window Dump (XWD) plug-in in GIMP 2.8.2 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large (1) red, (2) green, or (3) blue color mask in an XWD file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5576 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 5 (gimp) RHSA-2013:1778 2013-12-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (gimp) RHSA-2013:1778 2013-12-03