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Published: 31 December 2013

[matplotlib buffer overrun]

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that Matplotlib incorrectly handled format strings and values. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or other unspecified impact.




Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Not vulnerable

lucid Ignored
(end of life)
precise Ignored
(end of life)
Released (1.3.1-1ubuntu5.1)
Released (1.4.2-3.1)
utopic Ignored
(end of life)
vivid Ignored
(end of life)
wily Ignored
(end of life)
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Ignored
(end of life)
zesty Ignored
(end of life)
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of gcc's stack protector in Ubuntu.