Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN223-1 : inkscape vulnerability


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 Fernández-Sanguino Peña 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

Cables, Connectors

Knoppix 7.2.0 Live Linux Bootable Startup CD (Runs form CD) +Free Retro Linux CD
$11.95
Knoppix 7.2.0 Live Linux Bootable Startup CD (Runs form CD) +Free Retro Linux CD pictureLatest KNOPPIX LINUX Operating system PC repair Bootable live system Windows USB
$17.99
Latest KNOPPIX LINUX Operating system PC repair Bootable live system Windows USB pictureKNOPPIX LINUX - NEW v8.1 Live DVD & 16GB USB Flash Drive with Persistence
$17.99
KNOPPIX LINUX - NEW v8.1 Live DVD & 16GB USB Flash Drive with Persistence pictureKnoppix Linux Live USB 32 64 bit Debian GNU Apache MySQL w/setup guide
$8.0
Knoppix Linux Live USB 32 64 bit Debian GNU Apache MySQL w/setup guide picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.