VDB-96786 · CVE-2017-5592 · BID 96173

Profanity up to 0.5.0 Message Carbon origin validation

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Profanity up to 0.5.0. Affected is an unknown code of the component Message Carbon Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a origin validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-346. The product does not properly verify that the source of data or communication is valid. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity.

The bug was discovered 02/09/2017. The weakness was released 02/09/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at openwall.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-5592 since 01/25/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97315 (openSUSE Security Update : profanity (openSUSE-2017-285)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97315). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 96783, 96784, 96785 and 96787.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.1

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 6.2
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Class: Origin validation
CWE: CWE-346 / CWE-345
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 97315
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : profanity (openSUSE-2017-285)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


01/25/2017 🔍
02/09/2017 +15 days 🔍
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02/10/2017 +1 days 🔍
02/21/2017 +11 days 🔍
02/22/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/12/2022 +2089 days 🔍


Advisory: 8e75437a7e43d4c55e861691f74892e666e29b0b
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-5592 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 96173 - Profanity XMPP Client CVE-2017-5592 User Impersonation Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-5592 - Profanity - Impersonation Issue

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Created: 02/10/2017 11:21 AM
Updated: 11/12/2022 03:29 PM
Changes: 02/10/2017 11:21 AM (73), 11/12/2022 03:29 PM (5)
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