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Red Hat: CVE-2014-8184: Moderate: liblouis security update (RHSA-2017:3111)

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) November 02, 2017 November 02, 2017 December 20, 2017

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From RHSA-2017:3111:

Liblouis is an open source braille translator and back-translator named in honor of Louis Braille. It features support for computer and literary braille, supports contracted and uncontracted translation for many languages and has support for hyphenation. New languages can easily be added through tables that support a rule or dictionary based approach. Liblouis also supports math braille (Nemeth and Marburg).

Security Fix(es):

Multiple flaws were found in the processing of translation tables in liblouis. An attacker could crash or potentially execute arbitrary code using malicious translation tables. (CVE-2014-8184, CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13741, CVE-2017-13742, CVE-2017-13743, CVE-2017-13744)

The CVE-2014-8184 issue was discovered by Raphael Sanchez Prudencio (Red Hat).

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References

Solution

redhat-upgrade-liblouis