[USN-3408-1] Liblouis vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Sep 4 14:36:15 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3408-1
September 04, 2017

liblouis vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Liblouis.

Software Description:
- liblouis: Braille translation library - utilities


It was discovered that an illegal address access can be made in
Liblouis. A remote attacker can take advantange of this to
access sensitive information. (CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13744)

It was discovered a heap-based buffer overflow that causes bytes
out-of-bounds write in Liblouis. A remote attacker can use this to
denial of service or remote code execution. (CVE-2017-13739)

It was discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in Liblouis. A remote
attacker can use this to denial of service or possibly unspecified
other impact. (CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13742)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
  liblouis-bin                    3.0.0-3ubuntu0.2
  liblouis12                      3.0.0-3ubuntu0.2
  python-louis                    3.0.0-3ubuntu0.2
  python3-louis                   3.0.0-3ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  liblouis-bin                    2.6.4-2ubuntu0.1
  liblouis9                       2.6.4-2ubuntu0.1
  python-louis                    2.6.4-2ubuntu0.1
  python3-louis                   2.6.4-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  liblouis-bin                    2.5.3-2ubuntu1.1
  liblouis2                       2.5.3-2ubuntu1.1
  python-louis                    2.5.3-2ubuntu1.1
  python3-louis                   2.5.3-2ubuntu1.1

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

  CVE-2017-13738, CVE-2017-13739, CVE-2017-13740, CVE-2017-13742,

Package Information:
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20170904/52c3bb58/attachment.sig>

More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list