Vulnerability CVE-2008-4555


Published: 2008-10-14   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
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.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
Graphviz Buffer Overflow Code Execution
roeeh_at_il.ibm....
09.10.2008

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
8.5/10
10/10
6.8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Graphviz -> Graphviz 

 References:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240636
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00012.html
http://roeehay.blogspot.com/2008/10/graphviz-buffer-overflow-code-execution.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200811-04.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4409
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497150/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31648
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45765

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