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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-07 (International Components for Unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An error in the _canonicalize() function in uloc.cpp could cause a stack-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted locale representation using an application linked against ICU, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/icu-49.1.1-r1'