Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-2605-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83345


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


Pedro Ribeiro discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory operations when processing data. 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libicu52 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83345

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2605-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/12

Modified: 2017/12/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu52, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8146, CVE-2014-8147

BID: 74457

OSVDB: 121624, 121625

USN: 2605-1