Public Date:
953902: CVE-2013-1978 gimp: XWD plugin color map heap-based buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the read_xwd_cols function in file-xwd.c in the X Window Dump (XWD) plug-in in GIMP 2.6.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an X Window System (XWD) image dump with more colors than color map entries.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1978 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


This issue was discovered by Murray McAllister of the Red Hat Security Response Team.