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Dia: Format string vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200606-03 / dia
Release Date June 07, 2006
Latest Revision June 07, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-office/dia < 0.95.1 >= 0.95.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #133699

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.95.1"

4.  References



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