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Andrei Coada (raziel.kernel) wrote : Security issues (solved in Debian)

Date Reported:
19 Apr 2017

Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 860314.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-7867, CVE-2017-7868.

More information:
It was discovered that icu, the International Components for Unicode library, did not correctly validate its input. An attacker could use this problem to trigger an out-of-bound write through a heap-based buffer overflow, thus causing a denial of service via application crash, or potential execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 52.1-8+deb8u5.