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International Components for Unicode: Denial of Service

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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