Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-1989-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that ICU contained a race condition affecting multi-
threaded applications. 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.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10.
(CVE-2013-0900)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations. 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. (CVE-2013-2924).

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 libicu48 package.

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: 70452 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58318
62968

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0900
CVE-2013-2924

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