Liblouis Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Posted on: 11/06/2017 04:29 PM

Updated liblouis packages has been release for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Liblouis Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

liblouis vulnerability
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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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