openSUSE Security Update : icu (openSUSE-2017-1011)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

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). This update was imported from the
SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=929629

Solution :

Update the affected icu packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102967 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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