ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ICU. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ICU users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-58.2-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.