GLSA 200510-06 Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import
Posted on: 10/06/2005 09:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import
Date: October 06, 2005
Bugs: #107916
ID: 200510-06

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Synopsis
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Improperly sanitised data in Dia allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL
license.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/dia lt; 0.94-r3 gt;= 0.94-r3

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

Impact
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An attacker could create a specially crafted SVG file, which, when
imported into Dia, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

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 version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/dia-0.94-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2966
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-2966

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-200510-06.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 2005 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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