Vulnerability in the GIMP image editing tool

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GIMP

According to security services provide Secunia, a vulnerability in the free image editing tool GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) can potentially be exploited to compromise a users system.

The vulnerability, rated by Secunia as moderately critical, occurs when processing specially crafted BMP images within the ReadImage() function in plug-ins/file-bmp/bmp-read.c causing an integer overflow that can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

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