Apple Mac OS X International Components for Unicode (ICU) security bypass
|macosx-icu-security-bypass (42717)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in International Components for Unicode (ICU) conversions. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing specially-crafted character sequences, an attacker could bypass content filters to obtain sensitive information and perform cross-site scripting attacks.
For Apple Mac OS X:
Apply Security Update 2008-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
For International Components for Unicode (ICU):
Upgrade to the latest version of International Components for Unicode (ICU) (4.0 or later), available from the ICU Web Site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2008-003 / Mac OS X 10.5.3.
- ICU trac Ticket #6175 : Security issue with empty segments in toUnicode converters for ISO-2022-JP, HZ, ....
- ICU trac Ticket #6198 : Port to ICU4J: Security fix for ISO-2022-x & HZ toUnicode converters.
- ICU Web site: ICU Home Page ?(International Components for Unicode)?.
- BID-29412: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-003 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-29488: International Components for Unicode Invalid ISO Character Handling Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1036: The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and other operating systems omits some invalid character sequences during conversion of some character encodings, which might allow remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
- DSA-1762: icu -- insufficient input sanitising
- RHSA-2009-0296: Moderate: icu security update
- SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SA34246: International Components for Unicode Conversion Error Security Bypass
- SECTRACK ID: 1020139: Mac OS X ICU Character Encoding Bug Lets Remote Users Bypass Content Filters
- USN-747-1: ICU vulnerability
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Debian Debian Linux 5.0
- ICU International Components for Unicode 3.8.1
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z EUS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
May 28, 2008
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