CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Aug 7, 2023
Updated: Aug 11, 2023
CWE ID 269


CVE-2023-39520 is a vulnerability that affects Cryptomator, a software that encrypts data stored on cloud infrastructure. The MSI installer for Cryptomator version 1.9.2 allows local privilege escalation for low privileged users through the "repair" function. This occurs because the repair function spawns a SYSTEM Powershell without the "-NoProfile" parameter, which loads the profile of the user initiating the repair. To remediate this vulnerability, users can update to version 1.9.3, which contains a fix for this issue. If updating is not possible, a possible workaround is to add the "-NoProfile" parameter to the Powershell command. This vulnerability poses a high danger to organizations as it allows low privileged users to escalate their privileges and potentially gain unauthorized access to sensitive data stored in Cryptomator.


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