USN-217-1: Inkscape vulnerability
Posted on: 11/21/2005 12:32 PM

A new Inkscape vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-217-1 November 21, 2005
inkscape vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 0.42-1build1ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the SVG importer of Inkscape.
By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted SVG image this
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the Inkscape user.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 10300 aab0371eeb7acc19bda38001bbd1078b
Size/MD5: 899 05b5cf52889e486853d82387455f762d
Size/MD5: 8001602 653c81be2fc7c80fd9895e908d3a73f1

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 6371584 815a67dfa762303a904bc730e19e8076

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 5934122 b1aff8ba5a839cf845b8e6dafe075a5c

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 6329126 09dfb3b30c3fd8d31f43bc1fbbbed7eb

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Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux)


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