CentOS 7 : liblouis (CESA-2017:3111)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104396
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for liblouis is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Liblouis is an open source braille translator and back-translator named in honor of Louis Braille. It features support for computer and literary braille, supports contracted and uncontracted translation for many languages and has support for hyphenation. New languages can easily be added through tables that support a rule or dictionary based approach. Liblouis also supports math braille (Nemeth and Marburg).
Security Fix(es) :
* Multiple flaws were found in the processing of translation tables in liblouis. An attacker could crash or potentially execute arbitrary code using malicious translation tables. (CVE-2014-8184, CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13741, CVE-2017-13742, CVE-2017-13743, CVE-2017-13744)
The CVE-2014-8184 issue was discovered by Raphael Sanchez Prudencio (Red Hat).
SolutionUpdate the affected liblouis packages.