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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2480

Original release date: 05/19/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=342111
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20339
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0541
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20199
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://kandangjamur.net/tutorial/dia.txt
External Source: VULN-DEV
Name: 20060506 DIA file name handling format string
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016203
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20457
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20422
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:012
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11224
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1908
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 25699
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-286-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:093
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200606-03
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20513
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20254
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 18078

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11224
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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Technical Details

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  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)