Debian: DSA-3830-1: icu security update

    Date 19 Apr 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    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
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3830-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    April 19, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : icu
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-7867 CVE-2017-7868
    Debian Bug     : 860314
    
    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.
    
    For the upcoming stable (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions,
    these problems have been fixed in version 57.1-6.
    
    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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