Scientific Linux Security Update : graphviz on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the push_subg function in parser.y
(lib/graph/parser.c) in Graphviz 2.20.2, and possibly earlier
versions, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a DOT file
with a large number of Agraph_t elements. (CVE-2008-4555)

Note: graphviz-ocaml is no longer supported in the SL version of
graphiviz. This is because ocaml was never included. If you do have
graphviz-ocaml installed, you will have to remove it before doing this
update.

Note: This update is already in SL 5.4

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e8dbfb83

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60694 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4555