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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 4.8/10


The ecies is an Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme for "secp256k1" in Golang. If functions "Encapsulate()", "Decapsulate()", and "ECDH()" could be called by an attacker, they could recover any private key that interacts with it. This vulnerability affects package versions prior to 2.0.8. Users are advised to upgrade.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published