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

High Nessus Plugin ID 21617


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected dia package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21617

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-093.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dia, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2453, CVE-2006-2480

MDKSA: 2006:093

CWE: 134