Format string vulnerabilities in Dia may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||app-office/dia on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.95.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.95.1|
Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.95.1"
June 07, 2006
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