Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : inkscape vulnerabilities (USN-1712-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discoverd that Inkscape incorrectly handled XML external
entities in SVG files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted SVG file, Inkscape could possibly include external files in
drawings, resulting in information disclosure. (CVE-2012-5656)

It was discovered that Inkscape attempted to open certain files from
the /tmp directory instead of the current directory. A local attacker
could trick a user into opening a different file than the one that was
intended. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2012-6076).

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 : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64375 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5656
CVE-2012-6076

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