Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dia (MDKSA-2005:187)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20432


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Joxean Koret discovered that the Python SVG import plugin in dia, a vector-oriented diagram editor, does not properly sanitise data read from an SVG file and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary Python code.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected dia package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20432

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-187.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:dia, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2966

MDKSA: 2005:187