Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : inkscape vulnerability (USN-438-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in Inkscape's use of format strings. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted URI in Inkscape, a
remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected inkscape package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28034 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1463