Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : icu vulnerability (USN-1348-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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 locale data
during Unicode conversion. If an application using ICU processed
crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program.

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 libicu42 and / or libicu44 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57706 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51006

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4599