Debian DSA-3830-1 : icu - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99484

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that icu, the International Components for Unicode library, did not correctly validate its input. An attacker could use this problem to trigger an out-of-bound write through a heap-based buffer overflow, thus causing a denial of service via application crash, or potential execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the icu packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-8+deb8u5.

For the upcoming stable (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 57.1-6.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=860314

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3830

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99484

File Name: debian_DSA-3830.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/20

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7867, CVE-2017-7868

DSA: 3830