RHSA-2009:0296-01 Moderate: icu security update
Posted on: 03/12/2009 04:05 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: icu security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:0296-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0296.html
Issue date: 2009-03-12
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1036
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

464168 - CVE-2008-1036 ICU: Invalid character sequences omission during conversion of some character encodings (XSS attack possible)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/icu-3.6-5.11.2.src.rpm

i386:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/icu-3.6-5.11.2.src.rpm

i386:
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/icu-3.6-5.11.2.src.rpm

i386:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.ia64.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.ia64.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.ia64.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.ia64.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.ppc.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.ppc.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.ppc64.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.ppc.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.ppc64.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.ppc.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.ppc64.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.ppc.rpm

s390x:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.s390x.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.s390.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.s390x.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.s390.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.s390x.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.s390.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.s390x.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
icu-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
icu-debuginfo-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.i386.rpm
libicu-devel-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm
libicu-doc-3.6-5.11.2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1036
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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