Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : icu vulnerability (USN-846-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that ICU did not properly handle invalid byte
sequences during Unicode conversion. If an application using ICU
processed crafted data, content security mechanisms could be bypassed,
potentially leading to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42081 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0153