Gentoo: 201402-14 International Components for Unicode: Denial of Service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Two vulnerabilities in International Components for Unicode might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-14
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: International Components for Unicode: Denial of Service
     Date: February 10, 2014
     Bugs: #460426, #486948
       ID: 201402-14

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Synopsis
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Two vulnerabilities in International Components for Unicode might allow
remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

International Components for Unicode is a set of C/C++ and Java
libraries providing Unicode and Globalization support for software
applications.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  dev-libs/icu                < 51.2-r1                 >= 51.2-r1 

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in International
Components for Unicode. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced
below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All International Components for Unicode users should upgrade to the
latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/icu-51.2-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.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-0900
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-0900
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-2924
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2924

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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