USN-2740-1: ICU vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2740-1
16th September, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in ICU.
- icu - International Components for Unicode library
Atte Kettunen discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain converter
names. If an application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote
attacker could possibly cause it to crash. (CVE-2015-1270)
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 15.04:
- libicu52 52.1-8ubuntu0.2
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libicu52 52.1-3ubuntu0.4
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libicu48 188.8.131.52-3ubuntu0.6
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.