ID CVE-2006-2480
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.94:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:dia:dia:0.94:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.1 (as of 03-10-2018 - 21:41)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-134
CAPEC
  • Format String Injection
    An adversary includes formatting characters in a string input field on the target application. Most applications assume that users will provide static text and may respond unpredictably to the presence of formatting character. For example, in certain functions of the C programming languages such as printf, the formatting character %s will print the contents of a memory location expecting this location to identify a string and the formatting character %n prints the number of DWORD written in the memory. An adversary can use this to read or write to memory locations or files, or simply to manipulate the value of the resulting text in unexpected ways. Reading or writing memory may result in program crashes and writing memory could result in the execution of arbitrary code if the adversary can write to the program stack.
  • String Format Overflow in syslog()
    This attack targets the format string vulnerabilities in the syslog() function. An attacker would typically inject malicious input in the format string parameter of the syslog function. This is a common problem, and many public vulnerabilities and associated exploits have been posted.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:12:29.095-04:00
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 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
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11224
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title 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.
version 22
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 192698
title CVE-2006-2480 Dia format string issue (CVE-2006-2453)
oval
AND
comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0541
released 2006-06-01
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2006:0541: dia security update (Moderate)
refmap via4
bid 18078
confirm http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=342111
gentoo GLSA-200606-03
mandriva MDKSA-2006:093
misc http://kandangjamur.net/tutorial/dia.txt
osvdb 25699
sectrack 1016203
secunia
  • 20199
  • 20254
  • 20339
  • 20422
  • 20457
  • 20513
suse SUSE-SR:2006:012
ubuntu USN-286-1
vuln-dev 20060506 DIA file name handling format string
vupen ADV-2006-1908
Last major update 03-10-2018 - 21:41
Published 19-05-2006 - 21:02
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