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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-5461

Buffer overflow in the vararg functions in ldo.c in Lua 5.1 through 5.2.x before 5.2.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a small number of arguments to a function with a large number of fixed arguments.
Publish Date : 2014-09-04 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-3015-1 lua5.1 - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26619 unix
DSA-3016-1 lua5.2 - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26493 unix
USN-2338-1 -- lua5.1 vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26549 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-5461

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Debian Debian Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application LUA LUA 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application LUA LUA 5.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application LUA LUA 5.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application LUA LUA 5.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application LUA LUA 5.1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application LUA LUA 5.1.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application LUA LUA 5.2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application LUA LUA 5.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application LUA LUA 5.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Mageia Mageia 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Mageia Mageia 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Opensuse Opensuse 12.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 2
Debian Debian Linux 1
Mageia Mageia 2
Opensuse Opensuse 2

- References For CVE-2014-5461
MLIST [oss-security] 20140821 Re: CVE request: possible overflow in vararg functions
MLIST [oss-security] 20140821 CVE request: possible overflow in vararg functions CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20140827 Re: Lua CVE request [was Re: CVE request: possible overflow in vararg functions]
BID 69342 Lua 'ldo.c' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2014-10-28
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:1145
GENTOO GLSA-201701-53

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-5461

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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