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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 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).

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