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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-04
Posted Jul 7, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in International Components for Unicode, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 55.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-8146, CVE-2014-8147
MD5 | 134376411e97c688d7cf50dcacb15896

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: International Components for Unicode: Multiple
vulnerabilities
Date: July 07, 2015
Bugs: #546156
ID: 201507-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in International Components
for Unicode, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

International Components for Unicode is a set of C/C++ and Java
libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software
applications.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/icu < 55.1 >= 55.1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in International
Components for Unicode. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced
below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All International Components for Unicode users should upgrade to the
latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-55.1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-8146
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8146
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-8147
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8147

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-04

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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