USN-3672-1: Liblouis vulnerabilities

06 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Liblouis.

Releases

Packages

  • liblouis - Braille translation library - utilities

Details

Henri Salo discovered that Liblouis incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11683, CVE-2018-11684, CVE-2018-11685)

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.