2009-3909 | GIMP psd-load.c read_channel_data numeric error (BID-37040 / XFDB-54304)

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in GIMP 2.6.7 (Image Processing Software). Affected by this issue is the function read_channel_data of the file plug-ins/file-psd/psd-load.c. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 11/17/2009 by Stefan Cornelius with Secunia Research as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared for download at git.gnome.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-3909 since 11/09/2009. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/27/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68601 (Oracle Linux 5 : gimp (ELSA-2012-1181)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120570 (CentOS Security Update for GIMP (CESA-2012:1181)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.gnome.org. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54304), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24420) and Tenable (68601). The entries 61787 and 58335 are pretty similar.



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Class: Unknown
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 68601
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 5 : gimp (ELSA-2012-1181)
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OpenVAS ID: 66332
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1941-1 (poppler)
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Patch: git.gnome.org

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08/27/2021 +2354 days 🔍Advisory: git.gnome.org
Researcher: Stefan Cornelius
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-3909 (🔍)

X-Force: 54304
Vulnerability Center: 24420 – GIMP 2.6.7 read_channel_data Function Vulnerability Allows Code Execution via Crafted PSD File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 37040 – GIMP PSD Image Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 37348 – Gimp Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 60178 – GIMP plug-ins/file-psd/psd-load.c read_channel_data() Function PSD Image Handling Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2009-3270

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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/27/2021 23:48
Changes: (2) source_nessus_risk vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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