Debian Security Advisory

DLA-744-1 icu -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
icu
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 838694.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9911, CVE-2016-7415.
More information:

Brief introduction

  • CVE-2014-9911

    Michele Spagnuolo discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted text.

  • CVE-2016-7415

    A stack-based buffer overflow might allow an attacker with control of the locale string to perform a denial of service and, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.8.1.1-12+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your icu packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS