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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ICU Vendors:
ICU Stack Overflow in ures_getByKeyWithFallback() Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037556
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9911   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 4 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ICU. A user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote or local user can supply specially crafted locale data to the uloc_getDisplayName() function to trigger a stack overflow in ures_getByKeyWithFallback() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service or application using the ICU library.

The specific impact depends on the service or application using the vulnerable ICU library.

Impact:   A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in May 2014], available at:

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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