RHEL 5 : icu (RHSA-2009:1122)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39525


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated icu packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and full-featured Unicode services.

A flaw was found in the way ICU processed certain, invalid byte sequences during Unicode conversion. If an application used ICU to decode malformed, multibyte character data, it may have been possible to bypass certain content protection mechanisms, or display information in a manner misleading to the user. (CVE-2009-0153)

All users of icu should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39525

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/26

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:icu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libicu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libicu-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libicu-doc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0153

OSVDB: 54447

RHSA: 2009:1122

CWE: 79