Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : icu (MDVSA-2011:194)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in icu :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way ICU performed
variant canonicalization for some locale identifiers. If a specially
crafted locale representation was opened in an application linked
against ICU, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application (CVE-2011-4599).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=765812

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57407 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51006

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4599

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