Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : liblouis vulnerabilities (USN-3408-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102956
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.