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[GLSA-200604-14] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-14
(Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import)


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

Impact

By enticing a user to import a specially crafted XFig file into
Dia, a possible hacker 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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1550


Solution:
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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