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Gentoo: Inkscape Buffer overflow Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability has been identified that allows a specially crafted SVG file to exploit a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200511-22
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Inkscape: Buffer overflow
      Date: November 28, 2005
      Bugs: #109993
        ID: 200511-22

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been identified that allows a specially crafted SVG
file to exploit a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary
code when opened.

Background
==========

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor using the W3C
standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-gfx/inkscape       < 0.43                           >= 0.43

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3737
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3737

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-22.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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