SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : icu (SUSE-SU-2017:2318-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

icu was updated to fix two security issues. These security issues were
fixed :

- CVE-2014-8147: The resolveImplicitLevels function in
common/ubidi.c in the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm
implementation in ICU4C in International Components for
Unicode (ICU) used an integer data type that is
inconsistent with a header file, which allowed remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (incorrect malloc
followed by invalid free) or possibly execute arbitrary
code via crafted text (bsc#929629).

- CVE-2014-8146: The resolveImplicitLevels function in
common/ubidi.c in the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm
implementation in ICU4C in International Components for
Unicode (ICU) did not properly track directionally
isolated pieces of text, which allowed remote attackers
to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer
overflow) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted
text (bsc#929629).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/929629
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8146.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8147.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?673452f2

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2017-1430=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-1430=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102912 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74457

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8146
CVE-2014-8147

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