USN-3782-1: Liblouis vulnerabilities

3 October 2018

liblouis vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Liblouis.

Software Description

  • liblouis - Braille translation library - utilities

Details

Henri Salo discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12085)

It was discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-17294)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
liblouis-bin - 3.5.0-1ubuntu0.3
liblouis14 - 3.5.0-1ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
liblouis-bin - 2.6.4-2ubuntu0.4
liblouis9 - 2.6.4-2ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liblouis-bin - 2.5.3-2ubuntu1.5
liblouis2 - 2.5.3-2ubuntu1.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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