Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-2740-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Atte Kettunen discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain
converter names. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, a
remote attacker could possibly cause it to crash. (CVE-2015-1270)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory
operations when processing data. If an application using ICU processed
crafted data, a remote attacker could possibly cause it to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-4760).

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 libicu48 and / or libicu52 packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85982 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1270
CVE-2015-2632
CVE-2015-4760

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