uthenticode is a small cross-platform library for partially verifying Authenticode digital signatures. Versions of uthenticode prior to the 2.x series did not check Extended Key Usages in certificates, in violation of the Authenticode X.509 certificate profile. As a result, a malicious user could produce a "signed" PE file that uthenticode would verify and consider valid using an X.509 certificate that isn't entitled to produce code signatures (e.g., a SSL certificate). By design, uthenticode does not perform full-chain validation. However, the absence of EKU validation was an unintended oversight. The 2.0.0 release series includes EKU checks. There are no workarounds to this vulnerability.
Published 2023-08-09 16:15:10
Updated 2023-08-16 17:40:41
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-40012

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 20 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-40012

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
2.2
3.6
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-40012

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