Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Security update for dia


(Last modified: 06FEB2006)

solutions Security update for dia SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (37ceddfb4166e0699e8b64b9e4afea11)

Applies to

Package: dia
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-10849
Release: 20060206
Obsoletes: none


Install this if you are using dia.



Problem description

This update contains a fix for dia. The package contained libraries or applications having an internal empty rpath / runpath. This problem leads to programs searching shared libaries in the current directory.
If a local attacker can create such a shared library in a path where another user starts programs, he would be able to execute code.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh dia.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Copyright Micro Focus or one of its affiliates