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CVE-2017-5982 Scanner

Detects 'Directory Traversal' vulnerability in Chorus2 add-on for Kodi affects v. 2.4.2.

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CVE-2017-5982 Scanner Detail

Chorus2 is a popular add-on for Kodi, a free and open-source media player software used for streaming digital content such as films, TV shows, and music. The Chorus2 add-on is specifically used for managing and organizing media files, allowing users to browse their collections in a user-friendly interface. It also provides features like metadata editing and artwork management, making it a handy tool for media enthusiasts.

However, the Chorus2 add-on was found to have a critical vulnerability, known as CVE-2017-5982. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to gain unauthorized access to a user's system by exploiting a directory traversal flaw in the software's image path. By encoding a "dot dot slash" sequence (%2E%2E%252e) into the image path, attackers can break out of the intended directory and access arbitrary files on the system, including sensitive files like /etc/passwd (which contains user account information).

Exploiting this vulnerability can lead to a myriad of consequences, ranging from identity theft to system compromise. Attackers can use the information they access to conduct further attacks and gain even more sensitive data. It's a serious threat to user privacy and security, and needs to be addressed immediately.

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