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USN223-1 : inkscape vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
inkscape vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote package "inkscape" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña 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 rights of the user running Inkscape.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- inkscape-0.40-2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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