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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 72005

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.

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2083-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 72005

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2083-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/01/17

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:graphviz, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0978, CVE-2014-1235, CVE-2014-1236

BID: 64674, 64736, 64737

USN: 2083-1