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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5656

Original release date: 01/18/2013
Last revised: 03/22/2013


The rasterization process in Inkscape before 0.48.4 allows local users to read arbitrary files via an external entity in a SVG file, aka an XML external entity (XXE) injection attack.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~inkscape.dev/inkscape/trunk/revision/11931
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-20620
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-20643
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0294
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/inkscape/+milestone/0.48.4
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0297
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1712-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1025185
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20121219 Re: CVE request: Inkscape fixes a XXE vulnerability during rasterization of SVG images
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-20621
External Source: BID
Name: 56965

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)