Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : icu (MDVSA-2015:161-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated icu packages fix security vulnerabilities :

The Regular Expressions package in International Components for
Unicode (ICU) 52 before SVN revision 292944 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have
unspecified other impact via vectors related to a zero-length
quantifier or look-behind expression (CVE-2014-7923, CVE-2014-7926).

The collator implementation in i18n/ucol.cpp in International
Components for Unicode (ICU) 52 through SVN revision 293126 does not
initialize memory for a data structure, which allows remote attackers
to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact
via a crafted character sequence (CVE-2014-7940).

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations when
processing fonts. 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-2014-6585, CVE-2014-6591).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0047.html
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0102.html

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: 82414 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72173
72175
72288

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6585
CVE-2014-6591
CVE-2014-7923
CVE-2014-7926
CVE-2014-7940

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