USN-3274-2: ICU vulnerabilities

18 July 2017

icu vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in ICU.

Software Description

  • icu - International Components for Unicode library

Details

USN-3274-1 fixed a vulnerability in icu. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libicu48 - 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.8

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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