Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-1989-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 70452
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that ICU contained a race condition affecting multi- threaded applications. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10.
(CVE-2013-0900)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2013-2924).

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Solution

Update the affected libicu48 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1989-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70452

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1989-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu48, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0900, CVE-2013-2924

BID: 58318, 62968

USN: 1989-1