Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : lua5.1 vulnerability (USN-2338-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77525
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Lua incorrectly handled certain vararg functions with a large number of fixed parameters. An attacker could use this issue to cause Lua applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected liblua5.1-0 and / or lua5.1 packages.