USN-3227-1: ICU vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3227-1
13th March, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in ICU.
- icu - International Components for Unicode library
It was discovered that ICU incorrectly handled certain memory operations
when processing data. If an application using ICU processed crafted data,
a remote attacker could possibly cause it to crash or potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- libicu57 57.1-4ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- libicu55 55.1-7ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libicu52 52.1-3ubuntu0.5
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libicu48 220.127.116.11-3ubuntu0.7
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.