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GIMP XWD File Handling Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-5576)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-1324
Date Published:
Source: Gnome Advisory 687392
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5576
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
GNU GIMP Prior to 2.8.2-2
Vulnerability Description
A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of certain fields while parsing XWD files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted XWD file. Successful exploitation could result in injection and execution of arbitrary code, within the security context of the current logged in user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the GIMP XWD File Handling Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: GIMP XWD File Handling Stack Buffer Overflow