Ubuntu: 1712-1: Inkscape vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in Inkscape.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1712-1
January 30, 2013

inkscape vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Inkscape.

Software Description:
- inkscape: vector-based drawing program


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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

Ubuntu 11.10:
  inkscape                        0.48.2-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  inkscape                        0.47.0-2ubuntu2.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2012-5656, CVE-2012-6076

Package Information: