Debian DLA-283-1 : icu security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85050


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found in the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library :


It was discovered that ICU Layout Engine was missing multiple boundary checks. These could lead to buffer overflows and memory corruption. A specially crafted file could cause an application using ICU to parse untrusted font files to crash and, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

For the squeeze distribution, these issues have been fixed in version 4.4.1-8+squeeze4 of icu.

We recommend to upgrade your icu packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85050

File Name: debian_DLA-283.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/29

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icu-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lib32icu-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lib32icu44, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu44, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu44-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4760

BID: 75784