An integer overflow flaw in ICU could possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-libs/icu on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 65.1-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 65.1-r1|
ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.
It was discovered that ICU’s UnicodeString::doAppend() function is vulnerable to an integer overflow. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for more details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted string in an application linked against ICU, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-65.1-r1"
March 15, 2020
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