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KeePass vulnerability disclosed with a PoC
Indiscriminate, opportunistic targeting.
A Proof-of-Concept (PoC) code has been released with regards to a KeePass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-32784 (CVSSv3 score not yet provided). The PoC demonstrated that code execution on the target system is not necessary and merely a memory dump is required for exploitation.
It should be noted that successful exploitation of the flaw requires a threat actor to have already compromised the target system. Further, the password must be typed on a keyboard and not copied from the system’s clipboard.
Successful exploitation of CVE-2023-32784 could allow a threat actor to recover the master password of a victim in cleartext under a specific set of conditions.
Due to the relevant security not being released at the time of writing, previous versions remain vulnerable to potential exploitation.
– KeePass versions 2.x for WindowsOS, LinuxOS and macOS
Containment, Mitigations & Remediations
The vulnerability is expected to receive a patch early in June 2023. Once this becomes available, it is strongly recommended that users apply the patch as soon as possible.
Indicators of Compromise
No specific Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) are available currently.
Due to a PoC exploit code having been released, coupled with the fact that KeePass is one of the most popular password manager platforms used globally, the vulnerability reported on remains a lucrative target for cyber threat actors.
No attribution to specific threat actors or groups has been identified at the time of writing.
Credential Access Technique:
– T1555 – Credentials from Password Stores
– SourceForge KeePass Discussion