Oracle Linux 5 : icu (ELSA-2009-0296)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67807
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0296 :
Updated icu packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and full-featured Unicode services.
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)
All users of icu should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected icu packages.