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[GLSA-200510-06] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-06
(Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import)


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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2966


Solution:
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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