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

High Nessus Plugin ID 34735


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34735

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200811-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4555

BID: 31648

OSVDB: 48939

GLSA: 200811-04

CWE: 119