Ubuntu: USN-3474-1 (CVE-2014-8184): Liblouis vulnerability
|4||(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)||November 01, 2017||November 05, 2017||November 05, 2017|
Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.
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).
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).
[2.5.2-11] - Resolves: CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13741, CVE-2017-13742, CVE-2017-13743, CVE-2017-13744, CVE-2014-8184
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.
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