Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : icu vulnerability (USN-1348-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57706

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that ICU did not properly handle invalid locale data during Unicode conversion. 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 program.

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Solution

Update the affected libicu42 and / or libicu44 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1348-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57706

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1348-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/27

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu42, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu44, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4599

BID: 51006

USN: 1348-1