GLSA 200704-10 Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/16/2007 06:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities
Date: April 16, 2007
Bugs: #171799
ID: 200704-10

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/inkscape lt; 0.45.1 gt;= 0.45.1

Description
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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
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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
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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-0.45.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1463
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1463
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-1464
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1464

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-200704-10.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 2007 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/2.5



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