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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.59125
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-438-1 (inkscape)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-438-1 (inkscape)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to inkscape
announced via advisory USN-438-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

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.

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

Ubuntu 5.10:
inkscape 0.42-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
inkscape 0.43-4ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
inkscape 0.44-1ubuntu2.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Inkscape or reboot
your computer to effect the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-438-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-1463
Bugtraq: 20070324 FLEA-2007-0002-1: inkscape (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/463710/100/0/threaded
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-10.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:069
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:008 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_8_sr.html
BugTraq ID: 23070
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23070
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-438-1
BugTraq ID: 23138
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23138
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1059
http://secunia.com/advisories/24597
http://secunia.com/advisories/24615
http://secunia.com/advisories/24584
http://secunia.com/advisories/24661
http://secunia.com/advisories/24859
http://secunia.com/advisories/25072
XForce ISS Database: inkscape-dialogs-format-string(33163)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/33163
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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