Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : liblouis vulnerabilities (USN-3782-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117915

Synopsis

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

Description

Henri Salo discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-12085)

It was discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-17294).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117915

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3782-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/04

Modified: 2018/10/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblouis-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblouis14, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblouis2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblouis9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12085, CVE-2018-17294

USN: 3782-1