Nextcloud up to 3.8.5/4.2.2 shared.txt information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Nextcloud up to 3.8.5/4.2.2 (Cloud Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects some unknown processing of the file /files/$username/Myfolder/Mysubfolder/shared.txt. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was disclosed 10/26/2021 as GHSA-rjcc-4cgj-6v93. It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2021-39223 since 08/16/2021. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

By approaching the search of inurl:files/$username/Myfolder/Mysubfolder/shared.txt it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 3.8.6 or 4.2.3 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.6

VulDB Base Score: 2.6
VulDB Temp Score: 2.5
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CNA Base Score: 4.8
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Nextcloud 3.8.6/4.2.3


08/16/2021 🔍
10/26/2021 +71 days 🔍
10/26/2021 +0 days 🔍
10/30/2021 +4 days 🔍


Advisory: GHSA-rjcc-4cgj-6v93
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-39223 (🔍)


Created: 10/26/2021 01:36 PM
Updated: 10/30/2021 11:54 AM
Changes: 10/26/2021 01:36 PM (51), 10/30/2021 11:54 AM (2)
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