Ubuntu 5.04 : graphviz vulnerability (USN-208-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the 'dotty' tool
created and used temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker
could exploit this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running dotty.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected graphviz, graphviz-dev and / or graphviz-doc
packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20625 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4803

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