GLSA-201701-53 : Lua: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-53
(Lua: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the vararg functions in ldo.c in
Lua.

Impact :

Context-dependent could cause a Denial of Service condition or execute
arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-53

Solution :

All Lua users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/lua-5.1.5-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96688 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5461

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