Vulnerability identifier: #VU57848
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: Yes
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products
Vendor: Unicode inc.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to bypass certain security checks.
The vulnerability exists in the Bidirectional Algorithm in the Unicode Specification. It permits the visual reordering of characters via control sequences, which can be used to craft source code that renders different logic than the logical ordering of tokens ingested by compilers and interpreters.
An attacker can leverage this behavior to encode source code for compilers accepting Unicode such that targeted vulnerabilities are introduced invisibly to human reviewers.
Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.
Vulnerable software versions
Unicode: 4.1.0 - 14.0.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?