GLSA 200511-22 Inkscape: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 11/28/2005 11:32 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Inkscape: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200511-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Inkscape: Buffer overflow
Date: November 28, 2005
Bugs: #109993
ID: 200511-22

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/inkscape lt; 0.43 gt;= 0.43

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-3737
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3737

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-22.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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