liblouis security update

ID CESA-2017:3111
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2017-11-03T20:03:45


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2017:3111

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).

Security Fix(es):

  • 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).

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: liblouis liblouis-devel liblouis-doc liblouis-python liblouis-utils

Upstream details at: