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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN208-1 : graphviz vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
graphviz vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- graphviz
- graphviz-dev
- graphviz-doc


Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that the "dotty" tool
created and used temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker
could exploit this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite
arbitrary files with the rights of the user running dotty.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- graphviz-2.2-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- graphviz-dev-2.2-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- graphviz-doc-2.2-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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