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NotepadPlusPlus: Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CVE-2008-3436)

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NotepadPlusPlus: Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CVE-2008-3436)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/01/2008
Created
12/01/2020
Added
11/27/2020
Modified
11/27/2020

Description

The GUP generic update process in Notepad++ before 4.8.1 does not properly verify the authenticity of updates, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse update, as demonstrated by evilgrade and DNS cache poisoning.

Solution(s)

  • notepadplusplus-upgrade-latest

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