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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200704-10 ] Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabiliti Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200704-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 16, 2007
Bug(s): #171799
ID: 200704-10

Synopsis

Two format string vulnerabilities have been discovered in Inkscape, allowing for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Format.

Affected Packages

Package: media-gfx/inkscape
Vulnerable: < 0.45.1
Unaffected: >= 0.45.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Kees Cook has discovered two vulnerabilities in Inkscape. The application does not properly handle format string specifiers in some dialog boxes. Inkscape is also vulnerable to another format string error in its Jabber whiteboard protocol.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted URI, possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code 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-0.45.1"


References

CVE-2007-1463
CVE-2007-1464
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