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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200604-14 ] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import (GLSA 200604-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 23, 2006
Bug(s): #128107
ID: 200604-14

Synopsis

Buffer overflows in Dia's XFig import could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.

Affected Packages

Package: app-office/dia
Vulnerable: < 0.94-r5
Unaffected: >= 0.94-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

infamous41md discovered multiple buffer overflows in Dia's XFig file import plugin.

Impact

By enticing a user to import a specially crafted XFig file into Dia, an attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Dia.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r5"


References

CVE-2006-1550


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