Oracle Linux 5 : icu (ELSA-2009-0296)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0296 :

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://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-March/000911.html

Solution :

Update the affected icu packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67807 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1036