[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200511-22 ] Inkscape: Buffer overflow

From: Thierry Carrez (koon_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 11/28/05

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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
    =================

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         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
    ==========

      [ 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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