DescriptionA vulnerability was found in liblouis, versions 2.5.x before 2.5.4. A stack-based buffer overflow was found in findTable() in liblouis. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause applications that use liblouis (such as Orca) to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs880621

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
liblouis (PTS)stretch3.0.0-3+deb9u4fixed
bookworm, sid3.21.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
liblouissourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - liblouis <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 2.5.0)
Introduced by: (liblouis_2_5_0)
Fixed in merge:
CVE is for several buffer overflows in the findTable function, cf.

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