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Dia arbitrary code execution

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.

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200604-14
  • Date: April 23, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
Date: April 23, 2006
Bugs: #128107
ID: 200604-14

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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
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/dia < 0.94-r5 >= 0.94-r5

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:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1550
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1550

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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