AlmaLinux 8 : liblouis (ALSA-2020:1708)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157685


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2020:1708 advisory.

- Liblouis 3.5.0 has a Segmentation fault in lou_logPrint in logging.c. (CVE-2018-11577)

- Liblouis 3.5.0 has a stack-based Buffer Overflow in the function includeFile in compileTranslationTable.c.

- Liblouis 3.5.0 has a stack-based Buffer Overflow in the function compileHyphenation in compileTranslationTable.c. (CVE-2018-11685)

- Liblouis 3.6.0 has a stack-based Buffer Overflow in the function parseChars in compileTranslationTable.c, a different vulnerability than CVE-2018-11440. (CVE-2018-12085)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected liblouis and / or python3-louis packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157685

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2020-1708.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2022

Updated: 2/14/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12085


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:liblouis, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:python3-louis, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AlmaLinux/release, Host/AlmaLinux/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11577, CVE-2018-11684, CVE-2018-11685, CVE-2018-12085