SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : icu (SUSE-SU-2017:2318-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102912

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

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).

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

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1430=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1430=1

SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2017-1430=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-1430=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=929629

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8146/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8147/

http://www.nessus.org/u?b11f5ed1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102912

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2318-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/01

Updated: 2018/11/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:icu, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:icu-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:icu-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libicu-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libicu52_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libicu52_1-data, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libicu52_1-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8146, CVE-2014-8147

BID: 74457