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Red Hat: CVE-2017-15101: Moderate: liblouis security update (RHSA-2017:3384)

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) November 24, 2017 December 05, 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-2017:3384:

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):

A missing fix for one stack-based buffer overflow in findTable() for CVE-2014-8184 was discovered. An attacker could cause denial of service or potentially allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2017-15101)

Red Hat would like to thank Samuel Thibault for reporting this issue.

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References

Solution

redhat-upgrade-liblouis