Bug 1699848 (CVE-2019-11023) - CVE-2019-11023 graphviz: null pointer dereference in function agroot() in cgraph\obj.c
Summary: CVE-2019-11023 graphviz: null pointer dereference in function agroot() in cgr...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-11023
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1699850 1702446 1702447
Blocks: 1699849
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-04-15 11:30 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2019-09-29 15:11 UTC (History)
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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-04-15 11:30:59 UTC
The agroot() function in cgraph\obj.c in libcgraph.a in Graphviz 2.39.20160612.1140 has a NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by graphml2gv.

Reference:
https://gitlab.com/graphviz/graphviz/issues/1517
https://research.loginsoft.com/vulnerability/null-pointer-dereference-in-function-agroot/

Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-04-15 11:34:34 UTC
Created graphviz tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1699850]

Comment 7 Marco Benatto 2019-04-24 12:36:20 UTC
The graphml2gv application from graphviz suite is a tool used to convert GraphML input into GV format.
This issue relies on the fact graphml currently doesn't fully validate malformated GraphML inputs. An
attacker can take advantage of this weakness by crafting an invalid GraphML representation which leads
graphml2gv to a NULL pointer dereference at agroot() after call agnode() function trying to insert a node
into the graph causing DoS.


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