Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : lua5.3 vulnerability (USN-3941-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123933
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFady Othman discovered that Lua incorrectly handled certain scripts.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected lua5.3 package.