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[GLSA-200511-22] Inkscape: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Inkscape: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-22
(Inkscape: Buffer overflow)


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

A possible hacker could entice a user into opening a maliciously crafted
SVG file, permiting for the execution of arbitrary code on a machine
with the rights of the user running Inkscape.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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


Solution:
All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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