Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-2605-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Pedro Ribeiro discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory
operations when processing data. 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

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

Solution :

Update the affected libicu52 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83345 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74457

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8146

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