International Components for Unicode: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201507-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in International Components for Unicode, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/icu on all architectures
Affected versions < 55.1
Unaffected versions >= 55.1

Background

International Components for Unicode is a set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in International Components for Unicode. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could 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 International Components for Unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-55.1"
 

References

Release Date
July 07, 2015

Latest Revision
July 07, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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