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USN-3669-1: Liblouis vulnerabilities

4 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Liblouis.

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Releases

Packages

  • liblouis - Braille translation library - utilities

Details

It was discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11410)

It was discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11440)

It was discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11577)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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