Debian DLA-105-1 : graphviz security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82089

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82089

File Name: debian_DLA-105.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:graphviz, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:graphviz-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:graphviz-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcdt4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcgraph5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgraph4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgraphviz-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-guile, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-lua, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-ocaml, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-perl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-php5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-python, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-ruby, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgv-tcl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgvc5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgvc5-plugins-gtk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgvpr1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpathplan4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxdot4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9157

BID: 71283