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[USN-223-1] Inkscape vulnerability
From: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt () canonical com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 13:56:20 +0100

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-223-1          December 05, 2005
inkscape vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 0.40-2ubuntu1.1.  In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

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 privileges of the user running Inkscape.

  Source archives:

      Size/MD5:     7572 50ddba7ed014ae75870d1e87fcf8318f
      Size/MD5:      859 e5630cb77d15e601517fe6a43451bbdb
      Size/MD5:  5292595 11c549c0ffdd45db9f9fe62dfec162ce

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

      Size/MD5:  3987574 67e8cc45c5b45fccae06c081ab59b5da

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

      Size/MD5:  3898986 26b463fdc90342cd6418f103d6d1748e

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

      Size/MD5:  4107808 66d473b7c6ce5551f262006e83f40135

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