ESB-2017.2837 - [Ubuntu] liblouis: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2017-11-07

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                               ESB-2017.2837
                          Liblouis vulnerability
                              7 November 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           liblouis
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-8184  

Reference:         ESB-2017.2803

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3474-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3474-1
November 06, 2017


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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Liblouis could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- - liblouis: Braille translation library - utilities

Details:

Raphael Sanchez Prudencio discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled
certain files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or
potentially execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  liblouis-bin 2.5.3-2ubuntu1.2
  liblouis2 2.5.3-2ubuntu1.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3474-1
  CVE-2014-8184

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/liblouis/2.5.3-2ubuntu1.2

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