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Format string vulnerability in Dia 0.94 allows user-assisted 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 for input that are automatically processed by Dia such as a crafted .dia file.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11224

Format string vulnerability in Dia 0.94 allows user-assisted 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 for input that are automatically processed by Dia such as a crafted .dia file.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-2480
Product(s):