USN-1206-1: librsvg vulnerability

13 September 2011

librsvg vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


SVG image rendering library has had flaws fixed.

Software Description

  • librsvg - Rendering library for SVG files


Sauli Pahlman discovered that librsvg did not correctly handle malformed filter names. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted SVG image, a remote attacker could gain user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.04
librsvg2-2 - 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1
librsvg2-bin - 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1
librsvg2-common - 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1
librsvg2-dev - 2.32.1-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 10.10
librsvg2-2 - 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-bin - 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-common - 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-dev - 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
librsvg2-2 - 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-bin - 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-common - 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1
librsvg2-dev - 2.26.3-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.