Debian DSA-2397-1 : icu - buffer underflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 57737

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the Unicode library ICU could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the icu packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.1-3+lenny3.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4.4.1-8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57737

File Name: debian_DSA-2397.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/31

Updated: 2020/03/12

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:debian:debian_linux:icu, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4599

BID: 51006

DSA: 2397