Scientific Linux Security Update : icu on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60542


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way ICU processed certain, invalid, encoded data. 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-2008-1036)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60542

File Name: sl_20090312_icu_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1036

CWE: 79