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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3458-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3458-2
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3458-2 - USN-3458-1 fixed a vulnerability in ICU. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. A It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain inputs. If an A application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could A possibly cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with A the privileges of the user invoking the program. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 1c119183f24e078760ecc5cdff7e6e19

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3458-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3458-2
October 23, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

ICU could be made to crash or run arbitrary code as your login
if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- icu: International Components for Unicode library

Details:

USN-3458-1 fixed a vulnerability in ICU. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

A It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain inputs. If an
A application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could
A possibly cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with
A the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
A lib32icu48A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.9
A libicu48A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.9

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

References:
A https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3458-2
A https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3458-1
A CVE-2017-14952

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