GLSA-200811-04 : Graphviz: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200811-04
(Graphviz: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Roee Hay reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the push_subg()
function in parser.y when processing a DOT file with a large number of
Agraph_t elements.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a
specially crafted DOT file in an application using Graphviz, possibly
leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200811-04.xml

Solution :

All Graphviz users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/graphviz-2.20.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34735 (gentoo_GLSA-200811-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4555