Scientific Linux Security Update : icu on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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
application. (CVE-2011-4599)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d2352e25

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61205 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4599

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