USN-3227-1: ICU vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3227-1

13th March, 2017

icu vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in ICU.

Software description

  • icu
    – International Components for Unicode library

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 version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
libicu57

57.1-4ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libicu55

55.1-7ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libicu52

52.1-3ubuntu0.5
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libicu48

4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.7

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.

References

CVE-2014-9911,

CVE-2015-4844,

CVE-2016-0494,

CVE-2016-6293,

CVE-2016-7415


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3227-1: ICU vulnerabilities.
This full article can be read at: USN-3227-1: ICU vulnerabilities.

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