USN-1206-1: librsvg vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1206-1

13th 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 version:

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