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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3474-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3474-1
Posted Nov 6, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3474-1 - Raphael Sanchez Prudencio discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8184
MD5 | cd8e221cd75b7f22ca68e5e705eecbde

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3474-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3474-1
November 06, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Liblouis could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- liblouis: Braille translation library - utilities

Details:

Raphael Sanchez Prudencio discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled
certain files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or
potentially execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
liblouis-bin2.5.3-2ubuntu1.2
liblouis2=C2=A02.5.3-2ubuntu1.2

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3474-1
CVE-2014-8184

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/liblouis/2.5.3-2ubuntu1.2

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