Debian Security Advisory

DLA-283-1 icu -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Jul 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-4760.
More information:

A vulnerability has been found in the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library:

  • CVE-2015-4760

    It was discovered that ICU Layout Engine was missing multiple boundary checks. These could lead to buffer overflows and memory corruption. A specially crafted file could cause an application using ICU to parse untrusted font files to crash and, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

For the squeeze distribution, these issues have been fixed in version 4.4.1-8+squeeze4 of icu.

We recommend to upgrade your icu packages.