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USN-2605-1: ICU vulnerabilities

11 May 2015

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



  • icu - International Components for Unicode library


Pedro Ribeiro discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory
operations when processing data. 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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