Bug#900085: liblouis: CVE-2018-11440: stack-based buffer overflow in compileTranslationTable.c parseChars

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Fri May 25 22:03:00 BST 2018

Source: liblouis
Version: 3.5.0-1
Severity: important
Tags: security upstream
Forwarded: https://github.com/liblouis/liblouis/issues/575

Hi Samuel,

Another issue is liblouis was reported upstream which got a CVE
assignment. If the issue is present here as well in earlier released
version I think we can go as well here for no-dsa.

The following vulnerability was published for liblouis.

| Liblouis 3.5.0 has a stack-based Buffer Overflow in the function
| parseChars in compileTranslationTable.c.

If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id in your changelog entry.

For further information see:

[0] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2018-11440
[1] https://github.com/liblouis/liblouis/issues/575

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed, so far only
3.5.0-1 and 3.5.0-2 were checked.


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