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

high Nessus Plugin ID 79825

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.

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Solution

Update the affected graphviz package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2435-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79825

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2435-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9157

BID: 71283

USN: 2435-1