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The latest version of the gimp package in the 16.04 repositories (which is 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1) includes a fix for the XCF vulnerability (CVE-2016-4994). From the Ubuntu changelog: gimp (2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1) xenial-security; urgency=medium * SECURITY UPDATE: multiple issues in XCF channel and layer properties - debian/patches/CVE-2016-4994.patch: ...


GIMP 2.8.18 has not reached Ubuntu repositories yet. If you need 2.8.18 now so badly, you can install it from PPA this way sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt update sudo apt install gimp At the moment of writing this, Gimp will be upgraded to 2.8.18.


try this sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev sudo make install


Although I wouldn't do it (Gimp is Gimp and Photoshop is Photoshop), looking around I found this: ...which actually did the job quite nicely imo. How to apply Download the zip file from here (press the green button "Clone or download") Unzip the downloaded folder, make a backup of ~/.gimp-2.8 (~ stands for your home folder, ~/.gimp-2.8 is a hidden ...

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