Amazon Linux AMI : graphviz (ALAS-2015-487)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81675


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Format string vulnerability in the yyerror function in lib/cgraph/scan.l in Graphviz allows remote attackers to have unspecified impact via format string specifiers in unknown vector, which are not properly handled in an error string.


Run 'yum update graphviz' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81675

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-487.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-R, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-gd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-graphs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-guile, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-java, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-lua, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-php54, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-ruby, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphviz-tcl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9157

ALAS: 2015-487