Debian DSA-1889-1 : icu - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44754


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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the ICU unicode library performed incorrect processing of invalid multibyte sequences, resulting in potential bypass of security mechanisms.


Upgrade the icu packages.

For the old stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.6-2etch3.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.1-3+lenny2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44754

File Name: debian_DSA-1889.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icu, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 9/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0153

DSA: 1889

CWE: 79