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RHSA-2009:0296 -- icu security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29195

Updated icu packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and full-featured Unicode services. A flaw was found in the way ICU processed certain invalid encoded data. If an application used ICU to decode malformed multibyte character data it may have been possible to bypass certain content protection mechanisms or display information in a manner misleading to the user. (CVE-2008-1036) All users of icu should upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:0296
  • CVE-2008-1036
Product(s):
  • icu