RHEL 4 : dia (RHSA-2006:0541)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21638


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated Dia packages that fix 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.

Several format string flaws were found in the way dia displays certain messages. If an attacker is able to trick a Dia user into opening a carefully crafted file, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Dia. (CVE-2006-2453, CVE-2006-2480)

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: 21638

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0541.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/06/05

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:W/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/05

Reference Information

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

BID: 18078, 18166

OSVDB: 25699, 25840

RHSA: 2006:0541

CWE: 134