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Vulnerability of GIMP: file corruption via g_get_tmp_dir

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can create a symbolic link used by g_get_tmp_dir(), in order to alter the pointed file, with privileges of GIMP.
Vulnerable products: GIMP.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Creation date: 25/06/2018.
Références of this bulletin: VIGILANCE-VUL-26514.

Description of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can create a symbolic link used by g_get_tmp_dir(), in order to alter the pointed file, with privileges of GIMP.
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This security announce impacts software or systems such as GIMP.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this threat is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability announce.

Solutions for this threat 

GIMP: patch for g_get_tmp_dir.
A patch is indicated in information sources.
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