Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: librsvg2 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:1289-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1289.html
Issue date: 2011-09-13
CVE Names: CVE-2011-3146
Updated librsvg2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
The librsvg2 packages provide an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) library
based on libart.
A flaw was found in the way librsvg2 parsed certain SVG files. An attacker
could create a specially-crafted SVG file that, when opened, would cause
applications that use librsvg2 (such as Eye of GNOME) to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3146)
Red Hat would like to thank the Ubuntu Security Team for reporting this
issue. The Ubuntu Security Team acknowledges Sauli Pahlman as the original
All librsvg2 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications that use
librsvg2 must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at