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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust
and full-featured Unicode services.
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way ICU performed
variant canonicalization for some locale identifiers. If a specially
crafted locale representation was opened in an application linked
against ICU, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
All users of ICU should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All applications
linked against ICU must be restarted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61205 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4599
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