AES Crypt is a file encryption software for multiple platforms. AES Crypt for Linux built using the source on GitHub and having the version number 3.11 has a vulnerability with respect to reading user-provided passwords and confirmations via command-line prompts. Passwords lengths were not checked before being read. This vulnerability may lead to buffer overruns. This does _not_ affect source code found on aescrypt.com, nor is the vulnerability present when providing a password or a key via the `-p` or `-k` command-line options. The problem was fixed via in commit 68761851b and will be included in release 3.16. Users are advised to upgrade. Users unable to upgrade should us the `-p` or `-k` options to provide a password or key.
Published 2022-08-03 20:15:08
Updated 2023-06-29 16:20:55
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: OverflowInput validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-35928

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 10 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-35928

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST
8.4
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.5
5.9
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-35928

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