GLSA-201706-25 : Graphite: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101020


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-25 (Graphite: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An out-of-bounds write has been found in the Graphite 2 library.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document using Graphite or an application linked against Graphite library, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Graphite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/graphite2-1.3.8-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101020

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-25.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/23

Updated: 2018/09/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:graphite2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5436

GLSA: 201706-25