VDB-9432 · CVE-2013-2259 · OSVDB 94995

Cryptocat up to 2.0.21 privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Cryptocat up to 2.0.21. Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 11/07/2012 by Mario Heiderich, Krzysztof Koktowicz and Maxim Rupp with Cure53 as confirmed blog post (Website). The advisory is shared for download at blog.crypto.cat. The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-2259 since 02/19/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading to version 2.0.22 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Further details are available at blog.crypto.cat. The entries 9433, 9434, 9435 and 9436 are pretty similar.

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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Cryptocat 2.0.22

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02/19/2013 +104 days 🔍
07/11/2013 +142 days 🔍
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Advisory: blog.crypto.cat
Researcher: Mario Heiderich/Krzysztof Koktowicz/Maxim Rupp
Organization: Cure53
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-2259 (🔍)
OSVDB: 94995

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Created: 07/11/2013 11:06 AM
Updated: 03/19/2019 04:50 PM
Changes: (2) source_cve_assigned vulnerability_cwe
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Committer: olku

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