Debian DSA-3725-1 : icu - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95361
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VPR Score: 6


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library.

- CVE-2014-9911 Michele Spagnuolo discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted text.

- CVE-2015-2632 An integer overflow vulnerability might lead into a denial of service or disclosure of portion of application memory if an attacker has control on the input file.

- CVE-2015-4844 Buffer overflow vulnerabilities might allow an attacker with control on the font file to perform a denial of service or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2016-0494 Integer signedness issues were introduced as part of the CVE-2015-4844 fix.

- CVE-2016-6293 A buffer overflow might allow an attacker to perform a denial of service or disclosure of portion of application memory.

- CVE-2016-7415 A stack-based buffer overflow might allow an attacker with control on the locale string to perform a denial of service and, possibly, execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the icu packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-8+deb8u4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95361

File Name: debian_DSA-3725.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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: 11/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9911, CVE-2015-2632, CVE-2015-4844, CVE-2016-0494, CVE-2016-6293, CVE-2016-7415

DSA: 3725