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Ubuntu: Security update for Inkscape

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. 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.

Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1712-1
January 30, 2013

inkscape vulnerabilities
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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 versions:

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

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1712-1
 CVE-2012-5656, CVE-2012-6076

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/inkscape/0.48.3.1-1ubuntu6.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/inkscape/0.48.3.1-1ubuntu1.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/inkscape/0.48.2-0ubuntu1.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/inkscape/0.47.0-2ubuntu2.1
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