GLSA-200704-10 : Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25055


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-10 (Inkscape: Two format string vulnerabilities)

Kees Cook has discovered two vulnerabilities in Inkscape. The application does not properly handle format string specifiers in some dialog boxes. Inkscape is also vulnerable to another format string error in its Jabber whiteboard protocol.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted URI, possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code 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-0.45.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25055

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-10.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/19

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2007/04/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1463, CVE-2007-1464

GLSA: 200704-10