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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa PSI alerts for GIMP 2.8
Member 14th Aug, 2012 22:31
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PSI founds the version 2.8.0 of GIMP and claims it was unsecure.
It refers while doing that to SA49314.
The SA itself claims versions prior to 2.8.0 were affected and it recommends update
to 2.8.0. However, 2.8 already installed, and it is the program which PSI supposes to be
Where does this strange alert come from?
How to explain the inconsistency in background?
What to do as next?
On vendors page I can find any newer version than that already installed and detected
by PSI as vulnerable!!!!

Program Name:
GIMP 2.x

Security State:

Download Link:

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\Gimp\bin\gimp-2.8.exe, version:

Last System Scan (localtime):
14. Aug 2012, 21:53

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Vista

Maurice Joyce RE: PSI alerts for GIMP 2.8
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Have you tried a full PSI rescan?


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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa RE: PSI alerts for GIMP 2.8
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Last edited on 15th Aug, 2012 09:13
Yes, I tried it. No help. The same results.

One additional issue regarding this issue: some other PC in our lan (that case a Win XP based one) is affected as well.
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BlindFreakazoid RE: PSI alerts for GIMP 2.8
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On my system it's even stranger, see [1]. However, the tray icon is green...

I'm using PSI (Beta).

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Websafe RE: PSI alerts for GIMP 2.8
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Hello all,

Installed Gimp-2.8.0-setup.exe into a sandbox, on:
Windows XP-home SP3 and
Secunia PSI

At first Gimp was recognized as secure, however PSI recognized 2 files:

C:\Sandbox\Websafe\DefaultBox\drive\C\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll, version
C:\Sandbox\Websafe\DefaultBox\drive\C\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe, version

I decided to rename libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll to libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll.bak and did new complete PSI scan.
This time PSI recognized Gimp as insecure, by only:
C:\Sandbox\Websafe\DefaultBox\drive\C\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe, version

Can't make a 100 % conclusion, but it seems likely that if PSI recognizes libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll and gimp-2.8.exe separately, Gimp will be recognized as insecure, which seems a false positive to me.

Have a nice day,

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