Scientific Linux Security Update : icu on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61205

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way ICU performed variant canonicalization for some locale identifiers. If a specially crafted locale representation was opened in an application linked against ICU, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-4599)

All users of ICU should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All applications linked against ICU must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9c86831f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61205

File Name: sl_20111213_icu_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2011/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4599