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|Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200510-06 ] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import (GLSA 200510-06)
Date: October 06, 2005
Improperly sanitised data in Dia allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license.
Vulnerable: < 0.94-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.94-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Joxean Koret discovered that the SVG import plugin in Dia fails to properly sanitise data read from an SVG file.
An attacker could create a specially crafted SVG file, which, when imported into Dia, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r3"
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