USN-223-1: Inkscape vulnerability

5 December 2005

inkscape vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a discovered that Inkscape’s script, which converts PostScript files to Encapsulated PostScript format, creates a temporary file in an insecure way. A local attacker could exploit this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Inkscape.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.04

To update your system, please follow these instructions: