RHEL 5 : icu (RHSA-2009:0296)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated icu packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust
and full-featured Unicode services.

A flaw was found in the way ICU processed certain, invalid, encoded
data. If an application used ICU to decode malformed, multibyte,
character data, it may have been possible to bypass certain content
protection mechanisms, or display information in a manner misleading
to the user. (CVE-2008-1036)

All users of icu should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1036.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0296.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35918 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1036

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