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Dia XFig Import Plugin Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2006-03-31    Last Update:  2006-04-03    Views:  15,288

Secunia Advisory SA19469

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Dia, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors within the XFig import plugin. This can be exploited to cause buffer overflows and may allow arbitrary code execution when a specially-crafted FIG file is imported.

The vulnerabilities have been reported in versions 0.87 through 0.94, and in pre-release 0.95-pre1 through 0.95-pre5.


Solution:
The vulnerabilities have reportedly been fixed in pre-release 0.95-pre6.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits infamous41md.

Original Advisory:
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/dia-list/2006-March/msg00149.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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