Ubuntu Security Notice USN-438-1
20th March, 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Ubuntu 5.10
A flaw was discovered in Inkscape's use of format strings. If a user
were tricked into opening a specially crafted URI in Inkscape, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 6.10:
- inkscape 0.44-1ubuntu2.1
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- inkscape 0.43-4ubuntu3.1
- Ubuntu 5.10:
- inkscape 0.42-1ubuntu0.2
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Inkscape or reboot
your computer to effect the necessary changes.