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Dia: Format string vulnerabilities


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


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

2.  Impact Information


Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.


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.


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


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


Page updated June 07, 2006

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