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<glsa id="200511-22">
<title>Inkscape: Buffer overflow</title>
A vulnerability has been identified that allows a specially crafted SVG
file to exploit a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code
when opened.
<product type="ebuild">Inkscape</product>
<announced>November 28, 2005</announced>
<revised>November 28, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="media-gfx/inkscape" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.43</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.43</vulnerable>
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor using the W3C
standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
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 type="normal">
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Inkscape users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-gfx/inkscape-0.43&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-3737</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:36:14 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 23 Nov 2005 22:39:24 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 27 Nov 2005 21:35:11 +0000">