ESB-2017.2680 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] icu: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2017-10-24

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                               ESB-2017.2680
                             ICU vulnerability
                              24 October 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           icu
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-14952  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3458-2

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running icu check for an updated version of the software for their 
         operating system.

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USN-3458-2: ICU vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3458-2

23rd October, 2017

icu vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

ICU could be made to crash or run arbitrary code as your login if it received specially crafted input.

Software description

    icu - International Components for Unicode library

Details

USN-3458-1 fixed a vulnerability in ICU. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain inputs. If an
application using ICU processed crafted data, a remote attacker could
possibly cause it to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
    libicu48 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.9 
    lib32icu48 4.8.1.1-3ubuntu0.9 

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-14952

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