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RHSA-2006-0280: dia Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the dia packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated Dia package that fixes several buffer overflow bugs are now

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 a possible hacker 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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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