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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200511-22 ] Inkscape: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Inkscape: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200511-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 28, 2005
Bug(s): #109993
ID: 200511-22

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been identified that allows a specially crafted SVG file to exploit a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.

Background

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Affected Packages

Package: media-gfx/inkscape
Vulnerable: < 0.43
Unaffected: >= 0.43
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Joxean Koret has discovered that Inkscape incorrectly allocates memory when opening an SVG file, creating the possibility of a buffer overflow if the SVG file being opened is specially crafted.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user into opening a maliciously crafted SVG file, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code on a machine with the privileges of the user running Inkscape.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43"


References

CVE-2005-3737


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