Debian DLA-744-1 : icu security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96005
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Brief introduction

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-2016-7415

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

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.8.1.1-12+deb7u6.

We recommend that you 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/12/msg00019.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/icu

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96005

File Name: debian_DLA-744.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu48, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libicu48-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9911, CVE-2016-7415