Executive Summary

NameMDVSA-2009:254-1First vendor Publication2009-12-05
VendorMandrivaLast vendor Modification2009-12-05
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score8.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score6.8AuthenticationRequires single instance
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A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in graphviz:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the push_subg function in parser.y (lib/graph/parser.c) in Graphviz 2.20.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a DOT file with a large number of Agraph_t elements (CVE-2008-4555).

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.


Packages for 2008.0 are being provided due to extended support for Corporate products.

Original Source

Url : http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:254-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2009-12-10Name : Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:254-1 (graphviz)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_254_1.nasl
2009-10-06Name : Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:254 (graphviz)
File : nvt/mdksa_2009_254.nasl
2008-11-19Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200811-04 (graphviz)
File : nvt/glsa_200811_04.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

48939Graphviz lib/graph/parser.c push_subg Function Crafted DOT File Overflow

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20091111_graphviz_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-10-02Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2009-254.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-07-21Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_0_graphviz-081016.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-11-11Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200811-04.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-10-28Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_graphviz-5688.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-10-17Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_graphviz-5690.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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