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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2522-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2522-2
Posted Mar 6, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2522-2 - USN-2522-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ICU. On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the font patches caused a regression when using LibreOffice Calc. The patches have been temporarily backed out until the regression is investigated. 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. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-2419, CVE-2014-6591, CVE-2014-7940
SHA-256 | 176846ea7d6434ad158a303218705a12d6028f9921b3142014f7cde21e95132f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2522-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2522-2
March 06, 2015

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-2522-1 introduced a regression in ICU.

Software Description:
- icu: International Components for Unicode library

Details:

USN-2522-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ICU. On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the font
patches caused a regression when using LibreOffice Calc. The patches have
been temporarily backed out until the regression is investigated.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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 12.04 LTS:
libicu48 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.4

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2522-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2522-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1429043

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/icu/4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.4
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