Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:00:48 +0100 From: "research" <research@...ctionis.co.uk> To: "'full-disclosure'" <full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk>, "'bugtraq'" <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>, <secalert@...urityreason.com>, <bugs@...uritytracker.com>, "'vuln'" <vuln@...unia.com>, <vuln@...urity.nnov.ru>, <news@...uriteam.com>, <moderators@...db.org>, <submissions@...ketstormsecurity.org>, <submit@...ecurity.com>, <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: GIMP Scriptfu Python Remote Command Execution Summary ======= There is an arbitrary command execution vulnerability in the scriptfu network server console in the GIMP 2.6 branch. It is possible to use a python scriptfu command to run arbitrary operating-system commands and potentially take full control of the host. The advisory is posted here: http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/GIMP-scriptfu-python-command-exe cution.html CVE number: CVE-2012-4245 Vendor homepage: http://www.gimp.org/ Vendor notified: 9/8/2012 Affected Products ================= GIMP 2.6 branch (Windows or Linux builds) Non-Affected Products ===================== The Scriptfu network server component does not currently work in the GIMP 2.8 branch (Windows or Linux builds). Details ======= There is an arbitrary command execution vulnerability in the scriptfu network server console in the GIMP 2.6 branch. It is possible to use a python scriptfu command to run arbitrary operating-system commands and potentially take full control of the host. The following command will write "foo" to "/tmp/owned": (python-fu-eval 0 "file = open('/tmp/owned','w')\nfile.write('foo')") Impact ====== Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in remote command execution. Solution =========== No solution has been implemented at this stage apart from the workaround below. Workaround =========== Do not enable the scriptfu network server. The GIMP development team have stated that this component was not designed with security in mind and therefore should not be used in production environments. Distribution ============ In addition to posting on the website, a text version of this notice is posted to the following e-mail and Usenet news recipients. * bugtraq () securityfocus com * full-disclosure () lists grok org uk Future updates of this advisory, if any, will be placed on the ReactionIS corporate website, but may or may not be actively announced on mailing lists or newsgroups. Users concerned about this problem are encouraged to check the URL below for any updates: http://www.reactionpenetrationtesting.co.uk/GIMP-scriptfu-python-command-exe cution.html ============================================================================ ====
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