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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-03
Posted Oct 9, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-3 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ICU, the worst of which could allow remote code execution. Versions less than 58.2-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability, code execution
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-7867, CVE-2017-7868
SHA-256 | 8c3a6fd3c72b368d4c72d30e750da8fea3e58a8967038f11eb8f66d53342ca73

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-03

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Severity: Normal
Title: ICU: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 08, 2017
Bugs: #616468
ID: 201710-03

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ICU, the worst of which
could allow remote code execution.

Background
==========

ICU is a mature, widely used 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 < 58.2-r1 >= 58.2-r1

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ICU. Please review the
referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly 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 ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-58.2-r1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
packages.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-7867
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7867
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-7868
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7868

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-03

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 2017 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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