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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
      Date: April 23, 2006
      Bugs: #128107
        ID: 200604-14

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Synopsis
========

Buffer overflows in Dia's XFig import could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/dia      < 0.94-r5                          >= 0.94-r5

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

By enticing a user to import a specially crafted XFig file into Dia, an
attacker 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.

Resolution
==========

All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r5"

References
==========

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

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

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/2.0

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