USN-2522-1: ICU vulnerabilities

5 March 2015

icu vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

ICU could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed specially crafted data.

Software Description

  • icu - International Components for Unicode library

Details

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations when processing fonts. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-1569, CVE-2013-2383, CVE-2013-2384, CVE-2013-2419)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations when processing fonts. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2014-6585, CVE-2014-6591)

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled memory operations when processing regular expressions. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2014-7923, CVE-2014-7926, CVE-2014-9654)

It was discovered that ICU collator implementation incorrectly handled memory operations. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, an attacker could cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2014-7940)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
libicu52 - 52.1-6ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libicu52 - 52.1-3ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libicu48 - 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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