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|Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:26 am Post subject: [ glsa 201209-07 ] International Components for Unicode: Use
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: International Components for Unicode: User-assisted execution of
Date: September 24, 2012
A buffer overflow in International Components for Unicode could
result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
International Components for Unicode (ICU) is a set of C/C++ and Java
libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software
Vulnerable: < 49.1.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 49.1.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
An error in the _canonicalize() function in uloc.cpp could cause a
stack-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted locale
representation using 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-49.1.1-r1"