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Inkscape: Buffer overflow

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200511-22 / Inkscape
Release Date November 28, 2005
Latest Revision November 28, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/inkscape < 0.43 >= 0.43 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #109993

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.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43"

4.  References



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