ICU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201710-03

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ICU, the worst of which could allow remote code execution.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/icu on all architectures
Affected versions < 58.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 58.2-r1

Background

ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ICU. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly 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 ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-58.2-r1"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
October 08, 2017

Latest Revision
October 08, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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