Oracle Linux 5 : icu (ELSA-2009-0296)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67807


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


From 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.


Update the affected icu packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67807

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0296.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:icu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libicu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libicu-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libicu-doc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1036

OSVDB: 45704

RHSA: 2009:0296

CWE: 79