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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-03 ] Dia: Format string vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Dia: Format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200606-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 07, 2006
Bug(s): #133699
ID: 200606-03

Synopsis

Format string vulnerabilities in Dia may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.

Affected Packages

Package: app-office/dia
Vulnerable: < 0.95.1
Unaffected: >= 0.95.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

KaDaL-X discovered a format string error within the handling of filenames. Hans de Goede also discovered several other format string errors in the processing of dia files.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

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-0.95.1"


References

CVE-2006-2453
CVE-2006-2480
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