Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dia (MDKSA-2006:093)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A format string vulnerability in Dia allows user-complicit attackers
to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code by triggering errors or warnings, as demonstrated via format
string specifiers in a .bmp filename. NOTE: the original exploit was
demonstrated through a command line argument, but there are other
mechanisms inputs that are automatically process by Dia, such as a
crafted .dia file. (CVE-2006-2480)

Multiple unspecified format string vulnerabilities in Dia have
unspecified impact and attack vectors, a different set of issues than
CVE-2006-2480. (CVE-2006-2453)

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected dia package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21617 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-093.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2453

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