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CVE-2023-29529

Published: 14 April 2023

matrix-js-sdk is the Matrix Client-Server SDK for JavaScript and TypeScript. An attacker present in a room where an MSC3401 group call is taking place can eavesdrop on the video and audio of participants using matrix-js-sdk, without their knowledge. To affected matrix-js-sdk users, the attacker will not appear to be participating in the call. This attack is possible because matrix-js-sdk's group call implementation accepts incoming direct calls from other users, even if they have not yet declared intent to participate in the group call, as a means of resolving a race condition in call setup. Affected versions do not restrict access to the user's outbound media in this case. Legacy 1:1 calls are unaffected. This is fixed in matrix-js-sdk 24.1.0. As a workaround, users may hold group calls in private rooms where only the exact users who are expected to participate in the call are present.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

5.3

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
node-matrix-js-sdk
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Needs triage

jammy Needs triage

kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

noble Needs triage

trusty Ignored
(end of standard support)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support)

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.3
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity impact None
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N