GLSA-200510-06 : Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19976


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-06 (Dia: Arbitrary code execution through SVG import)

Joxean Koret discovered that the SVG import plugin in Dia fails to properly sanitise data read from an SVG file.
Impact :

An attacker could create a specially crafted SVG file, which, when imported into Dia, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Dia users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/dia-0.94-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19976

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:dia, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2966

OSVDB: 19822, 19980, 19981

GLSA: 200510-06