Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-2605-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83345
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPedro 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libicu52 package.