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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN223-1 : inkscape vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
inkscape vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "inkscape" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Javier Fernndez-Sanguino Pea discovered that Inkscape's ps2epsi.sh
script, which converts PostScript files to Encapsulated PostScript
format, creates a temporary file in an insecure way. A local attacker
could exploit this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite
arbitrary files with the rights of the user running Inkscape.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- inkscape-0.40-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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