Scientific Linux Security Update : graphviz on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60694
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionStack-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
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.