Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : lua5.1 vulnerability (USN-2338-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Lua incorrectly handled certain vararg
functions with a large number of fixed parameters. An attacker could
use this issue to cause Lua applications to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 liblua5.1-0 and / or lua5.1 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77525 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69342

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5461

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