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

High Nessus Plugin ID 21362


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected dia package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21362

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0280.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dia, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1550

OSVDB: 24294

RHSA: 2006:0280