Debian DSA-3360-1 : icu - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85944
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library mishandles converter names starting with x-, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (read of uninitialized memory) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.


Upgrade the icu packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 52.1-8+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85944

File Name: debian_DSA-3360.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icu, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1270

DSA: 3360