Amazon Linux AMI : icu (ALAS-2012-33)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69640

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


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)


Run 'yum update icu' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69640

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-33.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:icu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:icu-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libicu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libicu-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libicu-doc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4599

ALAS: 2012-33

RHSA: 2011:1815