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USN-438-1: Inkscape vulnerability

21 March 2007

Inkscape vulnerability



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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • inkscape - 0.44-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • inkscape - 0.43-4ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • inkscape - 0.42-1ubuntu0.2

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