Debian: DSA-3360-1: icu security update

    Date15 Sep 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the International Components for Unicode (ICU) library mishandles converter names starting with x- , which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (read of uninitialized memory) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3360-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                 Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS)
    September 15, 2015                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : icu
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1270
    Debian Bug     : 798647
    
    It was discovered that the International Components for Unicode (ICU)
    library mishandles converter names starting with x- , which allows
    remote attackers to cause a denial of service (read of uninitialized
    memory) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 52.1-8+deb8u3.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 55.1-5.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 55.1-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your icu packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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