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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28034


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


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.


Update the affected inkscape package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28034

File Name: ubuntu_USN-438-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:inkscape, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/22

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 34370, 34371

USN: 438-1