RHEL 2.1 / 4 : dia (RHSA-2006:0280)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Dia package that fixes several buffer overflow bugs are now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Dia drawing program is designed to draw various types of diagrams.

infamous41md discovered three buffer overflow bugs in Dia's xfig file
format importer. If an attacker is able to trick a Dia user into
opening a carefully crafted xfig file, it may be possible to execute
arbitrary code as the user running Dia. (CVE-2006-1550)

Users of Dia should update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-1550.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0280.html

Solution :

Update the affected dia package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21362 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1550