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International Components for Unicode: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-14 / icu
Release Date February 10, 2014
Latest Revision February 10, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-libs/icu < 51.2-r1 >= 51.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #460426, #486948


Two vulnerabilities in International Components for Unicode might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


International Components for Unicode is a set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in International Components for Unicode. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All International Components for Unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-51.2-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.

4.  References


Page updated February 10, 2014

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