Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3323-1 icu -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 Aug 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 778511, Bug 784773.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-6585, CVE-2014-8146, CVE-2014-8147, CVE-2015-4760.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library.
The Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm implementation does not properly track directionally isolated pieces of text, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted text.
The Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm implementation uses an integer data type that is inconsistent with a header file, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (incorrect malloc followed by invalid free) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted text.
The 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.
Additionally, it was discovered that the patch applied to ICU in DSA-3187-1 for CVE-2014-6585 was incomplete, possibly leading to an invalid memory access. This could allow remote attackers to disclose portion of private memory via crafted font files.
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 184.108.40.206-12+deb7u3.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-8+deb8u2.
For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-10.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-10.
We recommend that you upgrade your icu packages.