Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : graphviz vulnerabilities (USN-2083-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Graphviz incorrectly handled memory in the
yyerror function. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted dot file, an attacker could cause Graphviz to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-0978, CVE-2014-1235)

It was discovered that Graphviz incorrectly handled memory in the
chkNum function. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted dot file, an attacker could cause Graphviz to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-1236)

The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the
vulnerability to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected graphviz package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72005 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64674
64736
64737

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0978
CVE-2014-1235
CVE-2014-1236