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[GLSA-200606-03] Dia: Format string vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Dia: Format string vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-03
(Dia: Format string vulnerabilities)


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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2453
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2480


Solution:
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.95.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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