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[ GLSA 200511-22 ] Inkscape: Buffer overflow
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 11:09:31 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200511-22
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Inkscape: Buffer overflow
      Date: November 28, 2005
      Bugs: #109993
        ID: 200511-22

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been identified that allows a specially crafted SVG
file to exploit a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary
code when opened.

Background
==========

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor using the W3C
standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-gfx/inkscape       < 0.43                           >= 0.43

Description
===========

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
======

An attacker could entice a user into opening a maliciously crafted SVG
file, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code on a machine with
the privileges of the user running Inkscape.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43"

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

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-22.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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