Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : icu (MDVSA-2015:161-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 82414
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated icu packages fix security vulnerabilities :
The Regular Expressions package in International Components for Unicode (ICU) 52 before SVN revision 292944 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to a zero-length quantifier or look-behind expression (CVE-2014-7923, CVE-2014-7926).
The collator implementation in i18n/ucol.cpp in International Components for Unicode (ICU) 52 through SVN revision 293126 does not initialize memory for a data structure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted character sequence (CVE-2014-7940).
It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations when processing fonts. 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-2014-6585, CVE-2014-6591).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.