GLSA 200606-03 Dia: Format string vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/07/2006 09:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Dia: Format string vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dia: Format string vulnerabilities
Date: June 07, 2006
Bugs: #133699
ID: 200606-03

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Synopsis
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Format string vulnerabilities in Dia may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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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 lt; 0.95.1 gt;= 0.95.1

Description
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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
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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
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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 available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/dia-0.95.1"

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

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-200606-03.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 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/2.5



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