Public Date:
734936: CVE-2011-3146 librsvg: object type mismatch leading to invalid pointer dereference

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

librsvg before 2.34.1 uses the node name to identify the type of node, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a SVG file with a node with the element name starting with "fe," which is misidentified as a RsvgFilterPrimitive.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3146 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (librsvg2) RHSA-2011:1289 2011-09-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 librsvg2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 librsvg2 Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Ubuntu Security Team for reporting this issue. The Ubuntu Security Team acknowledges Sauli Pahlman as the original reporter.