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USN-2435-1: Graphviz vulnerability

9 December 2014

graphviz could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • graphviz - rich set of graph drawing tools


It was discovered that graphviz incorrectly handled parsing errors. An
attacker could use this issue to cause graphviz to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.