Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : liblouis vulnerabilities (USN-3408-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

It was discovered that an illegal address access can be made in
Liblouis. A remote attacker can take advantange of this to access
sensitive information. (CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13744)

It was discovered a heap-based buffer overflow that causes bytes
out-of-bounds write in Liblouis. A remote attacker can use this to
denial of service or remote code execution. (CVE-2017-13739)

It was discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in Liblouis. A remote
attacker can use this to denial of service or possibly unspecified
other impact. (CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13742).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102956 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-13738

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