DescriptionAn uninitialized stack variable vulnerability in load_tic_series() in set.c in gnuplot 5.2.rc1 allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service (Segmentation fault and Memory Corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact when a victim opens a specially crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs864901, 864903

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnuplot (PTS)jessie4.6.6-2fixed
jessie (security)4.6.6-2+deb8u1fixed
buster, sid5.2.6+dfsg1-1fixed
gnuplot5 (PTS)jessie5.0.0~rc+dfsg2-1fixed
jessie (security)5.0.0~rc+dfsg2-1+deb8u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnuplotsourcejessie(not affected)
gnuplotsourcewheezy(not affected)
gnuplot5sourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - gnuplot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[wheezy] - gnuplot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[jessie] - gnuplot5 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
The specific CVE is for the uninitialized stack variable fixed via set.c
Fixed by:
Introduced by:
Crash in a CLI tool, no security impact

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