Graphviz: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200811-04 / graphviz
||November 09, 2008
||November 09, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A buffer overflow in Graphviz might lead to user-assisted execution of
arbitrary code via a DOT file.
Graphviz is an open source graph visualization software.
Roee Hay reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the push_subg()
function in parser.y when processing a DOT file with a large number of
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a
specially crafted DOT file in an application using Graphviz, possibly
leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Graphviz users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/graphviz-2.20.3"