GLSA-201209-07 : International Components for Unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/icu-49.1.1-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201209-07

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62288

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-07.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/25

Updated: 2020/09/24

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:gentoo:linux:icu, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4599

BID: 51006

GLSA: 201209-07