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Dia: arbitrary code execution through xfig import



Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200604-14
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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
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Buffer overflows in Dia's XFig import could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
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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
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infamous41md discovered multiple buffer overflows in Dia's XFig file
import plugin.

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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
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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?
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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
security@gentoo.org 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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