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Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200510-06 / dia
Release Date October 06, 2005
Latest Revision October 06, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-office/dia < 0.94-r3 >= 0.94-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #107916

Synopsis

Improperly sanitised data in Dia allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license.

Description

Joxean Koret discovered that the SVG import plugin in Dia fails to properly sanitise data read from an SVG file.

Impact

An attacker could create a specially crafted SVG file, which, when imported into Dia, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dia users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r3"

4.  References



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