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Thousands of Unpatched Openfire XMPP Servers Still Exposed to High-Severity Flaw

August 24, 2023

Thousands of Openfire XMPP servers are unpatched against a recently disclosed high-severity flaw and are susceptible to a new exploit, according to a new report from VulnCheck.

Tracked as CVE-2023-32315 (CVSS score: 7.5), the vulnerability relates to a path traversal vulnerability in Openfire’s administrative console that could permit an unauthenticated attacker to access otherwise restricted pages reserved for privileged users.

It affects all versions of the software released since April 2015, starting with version 3.10.0. It was remediated by its developer, Ignite Realtime, earlier this May with the release of versions 4.6.8, 4.7.5, and 4.8.0.

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