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[ GLSA 200604-14 ] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:55:51 +0200

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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
========

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
==========

  [ 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
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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