ICU: Multiple vulnerabilities

2017-10-08T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201710-03
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2017-10-08T00:00:00

Description

Background

ICU is a mature, widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software applications.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in ICU. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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.