USN-3610-1: ICU vulnerability

28 March 2018

ICU could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.



  • icu - International Components for Unicode library


It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain calendars. If an
application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could
possibly cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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