Hard-coded cryptographic key in TeamViewer



Published: 2020-04-22
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-18988
CWE-ID CWE-321
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor TeamViewer

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key

EUVDB-ID: #VU27102

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-18988

CWE-ID: CWE-321 - Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to decrypt stored credentials.

The vulnerability exists due to application is using the same AES key for all installations to encrypt stored proxy and options password. A local user with access to he system can use the hard-coded key to decrypt credentials.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

TeamViewer: 8.0.226330 - 14.7.224254


CPE2.3 External links

http://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Announcements/Specification-on-CVE-2019-18988/td-p/82264
http://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/tkb-p/Knowledgebase?threadtype=label&labels=Security
http://twitter.com/Blurbdust/status/1224212682594770946?s=20
http://whynotsecurity.com/blog/teamviewer/
http://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Change-Logs/Windows-v14-7-39531-Full-Change-Log/td-p/90813

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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