USN-2149-1: librsvg vulnerability

17 March 2014

librsvg vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Librsvg could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • librsvg - renderer library for SVG files


It was discovered that librsvg would load XML external entities by default. If a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
librsvg2-2 - 2.36.4-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.10
librsvg2-2 - 2.36.3-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
librsvg2-2 - 2.36.1-0ubuntu1.1

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.