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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870523
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for icu RHSA-2011:1815-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'icu'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'icu'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and
full-featured Unicode services.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way ICU performed
variant canonicalization for some locale identifiers. If a
specially-crafted locale representation was opened in an application
linked against ICU, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2011-4599)

All users of ICU should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to resolve this issue. All applications linked against
ICU must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
icu on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.5

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-4599
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2012/Sep/msg00003.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2012/Sep/msg00004.html
BugTraq ID: 51006
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51006
Debian Security Information: DSA-2397 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2397
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:194
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/12/09/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/12/09/5
http://www.osvdb.org/77698
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:1815
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1815.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/47146
http://secunia.com/advisories/47227
http://secunia.com/advisories/47674
http://secunia.com/advisories/47714
http://secunia.com/advisories/47775
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0100 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-01/msg00035.html
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1348-1
XForce ISS Database: icu-canonicalize-bo(71726)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/71726
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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