GLSA-200511-22 : Inkscape: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20266


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20266

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/12/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:inkscape, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3737

OSVDB: 21001

GLSA: 200511-22