Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : graphviz vulnerability (USN-2435-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that graphviz incorrectly handled parsing errors. An
attacker could use this issue to cause graphviz to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79825 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71283

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9157

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