USN-1712-1: Inkscape vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1712-1

30th January, 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

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Inkscape.

Software description

  • inkscape - vector-based drawing program

Details

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.
(CVE-2012-6076)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
inkscape 0.48.3.1-1ubuntu6.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
inkscape 0.48.3.1-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
inkscape 0.48.2-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
inkscape 0.47.0-2ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2012-5656, CVE-2012-6076