GLSA-200511-22 : Inkscape: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 :

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20266 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3737