DescriptionThere is a heap-based buffer overflow that causes a more than two thousand bytes out-of-bounds write in Liblouis 3.2.0, triggered in the function resolveSubtable() in compileTranslationTable.c. It will lead to denial of service or remote code execution.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs874302

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
liblouis (PTS)jessie2.5.3-3+deb8u1vulnerable
buster, sid3.5.0-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
liblouissourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - liblouis <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - liblouis <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present)
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