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Debian: DSA-2843-1: graphviz security update

Date 13 Jan 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities were reported in Graphviz, a rich collection of graph drawing tools. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2843-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
January 13, 2014                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : graphviz
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0978 CVE-2014-1236
Debian Bug     : 734745

Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities were reported in Graphviz, a rich
collection of graph drawing tools. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following issues:

CVE-2014-0978

    It was discovered that user-supplied input used in the yyerror()
    function in lib/cgraph/scan.l is not bound-checked before beeing
    copied into an insufficiently sized memory buffer. A
    context-dependent attacker could supply a specially crafted input
    file containing a long line to cause a stack-based buffer overlow,
    resulting in a denial of service (application crash) or potentially
    allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2014-1236

    Sebastian Krahmer reported an overflow condition in the chkNum()
    function in lib/cgraph/scan.l that is triggered as the used regular
    expression accepts an arbitrary long digit list. With a specially
    crafted input file, a context-dependent attacker can cause a
    stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service
    (application crash) or potentially allowing the execution of
    arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.26.3-5+squeeze2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.26.3-14+deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your graphviz packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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