Debian DSA-3098-1 : graphviz - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 79885


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Joshua Rogers discovered a format string vulnerability in the yyerror function in lib/cgraph/scan.l in Graphviz, a rich set of graph drawing tools. An attacker could use this flaw to cause graphviz to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the graphviz packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.26.3-14+deb7u2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon in version 2.38.0-7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79885

File Name: debian_DSA-3098.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:debian:debian_linux:graphviz, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9157

BID: 71283

DSA: 3098