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[GLSA-200604-14] Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-14
(Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import)
infamous41md discovered multiple buffer overflows in Dia's XFig
file import test.
By enticing a user to import a specially crafted XFig file into
Dia, a possible hacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running Dia.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Dia users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/dia-0.94-r5"
Threat Level: Medium
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