ID CVE-2006-1550
Summary Multiple buffer overflows in the xfig import code (xfig-import.c) in Dia 0.87 and later before 0.95-pre6 allow user-assisted attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted xfig file, possibly involving an invalid (1) color index, (2) number of points, or (3) depth.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.87
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.87
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.88.1
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.88.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.91
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.91
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.92.2
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.92.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.93
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.93
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.94
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.94
CVSS
Base: 7.6 (as of 31-03-2006 - 12:39)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1025.NASL
    description 'infamous41md' discovered three buffer overflow errors in the xfig import code of dia, a diagram editor, that can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 22567
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22567
    title Debian DSA-1025-1 : dia - programming error
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_EXTRAS_DIA_2006-001.NASL
    description This update fixes CVE-2006-1550, CVE-2006-2453, CVE-2006-2480 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 62280
    published 2012-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62280
    title Fedora Extras 5 : dia-0.95-3
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0280.NASL
    description An updated Dia package that fixes 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. infamous41md discovered three buffer overflow bugs in Dia's xfig file format importer. If an attacker 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 21362
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21362
    title RHEL 2.1 / 4 : dia (RHSA-2006:0280)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_B5FC63ADC4C311DA969900123FFE8333.NASL
    description Secunia reports : 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-23
    plugin id 21498
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21498
    title FreeBSD : dia -- XFig Import Plugin Buffer Overflow (b5fc63ad-c4c3-11da-9699-00123ffe8333)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2006-261.NASL
    description Fixes CVE-2006-1550 Dia multiple buffer overflows Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 21192
    published 2006-04-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21192
    title Fedora Core 4 : dia-0.94-13.fc4 (2006-261)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-062.NASL
    description Three buffer overflows were discovered by infamous41md in dia's xfig import code. This could allow for user-complicit attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted xfig file, possibly involving an invalid color index, number of points, or depth. Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 21177
    published 2006-04-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21177
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dia (MDKSA-2006:062)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0280.NASL
    description An updated Dia package that fixes 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. infamous41md discovered three buffer overflow bugs in Dia's xfig file format importer. If an attacker 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21991
    published 2006-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21991
    title CentOS 4 : dia (CESA-2006:0280)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200604-14.NASL
    description 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 plugin. Impact : By enticing a user to import a specially crafted XFig file into Dia, an attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Dia. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 21279
    published 2006-04-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21279
    title GLSA-200604-14 : Dia: Arbitrary code execution through XFig import
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-266-1.NASL
    description Three buffer overflows were discovered in the Xfig file format importer. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted .fig file with dia, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-15
    plugin id 21183
    published 2006-04-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21183
    title Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : dia vulnerabilities (USN-266-1)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:04:59.270-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Multiple buffer overflows in the xfig import code (xfig-import.c) in Dia 0.87 and later before 0.95-pre6 allow user-assisted attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted xfig file, possibly involving an invalid (1) color index, (2) number of points, or (3) depth.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10361
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Multiple buffer overflows in the xfig import code (xfig-import.c) in Dia 0.87 and later before 0.95-pre6 allow user-assisted attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted xfig file, possibly involving an invalid (1) color index, (2) number of points, or (3) depth.
version 22
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 187401
title CVE-2006-1550 Dia multiple buffer overflows
oval
AND
comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0280
released 2006-05-03
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2006:0280: dia security update (Moderate)
refmap via4
bid 17310
bugtraq 20060329 Buffer overflows in Dia XFig import
debian DSA-1025
fedora FEDORA-2006-261
gentoo GLSA-200604-14
mandriva MDKSA-2006:062
mlist [dia-list] 20060329 Vulnerability in xfig import code
sectrack 1015853
secunia
  • 19469
  • 19505
  • 19507
  • 19543
  • 19546
  • 19765
  • 19897
  • 19959
suse SUSE-SR:2006:009
ubuntu USN-266-1
xf diaxfig-xfig-import-bo(25566)
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 00:00
Published 30-03-2006 - 18:02
Last modified 18-10-2018 - 12:33
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