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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3098-1 (graphviz - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Joshua Rogers discovered a format string vulnerability in the yyerror function in lib/cgraph/scan.l in Graphviz, a rich set of graph drawing tools. An attacker could use this flaw to cause graphviz to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Insight

Insight

Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural information by constructing geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic generation of graph drawings has important applications in key technologies such as database design, software engineering, VLSI and network design and visual interfaces in other domains. Situations where these tools might be particularly useful include:

Affected Software

Affected Software

graphviz on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.26.3-14+deb7u2. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon in version 2.38.0-7. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.38.0-7. We recommend that you upgrade your graphviz packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)