Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : icu vulnerabilities (USN-2740-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85982

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Atte Kettunen discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain converter names. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could possibly cause it to crash. (CVE-2015-1270)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory operations when processing data. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could possibly cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-4760).

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.

Solution

Update the affected libicu48 and / or libicu52 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2740-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85982

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2740-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/17

Updated: 2019/09/18

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu48, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libicu52, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1270, CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-4760

USN: 2740-1