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USN-2522-1: ICU vulnerabilities

5 March 2015

ICU could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed specially crafted data.

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Releases

Packages

  • icu - International Components for Unicode library

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)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-1819-1: openjdk-6-jre-headless, icedtea-6-jre-jamvm, openjdk-6-jre, openjdk-6-jre-zero, openjdk-6, openjdk-6-jre-lib, icedtea-6-jre-cacao
  • USN-2522-3: icu, libicu48
  • USN-1806-1: openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-jre-headless, icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7-jre-zero, openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7
  • USN-2487-1: openjdk-7-jdk, openjdk-7-jre-lib, openjdk-7-jre-headless, icedtea-7-jre-jamvm, openjdk-7-jre-zero, openjdk-7-demo, openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-source, openjdk-7, openjdk-7-doc
  • USN-2486-1: openjdk-6-jre-headless, icedtea-6-jre-jamvm, openjdk-6-jre, openjdk-6-jre-zero, openjdk-6, openjdk-6-jre-lib, icedtea-6-jre-cacao
  • USN-2476-1: oxide-qt, oxideqt-codecs, oxideqt-chromedriver, liboxideqtcore0, oxideqmlscene, liboxideqtquick0, oxideqt-codecs-extra, liboxideqt-qmlplugin