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Impersonation by misusage of carbons #1704

guusdk opened this issue Sep 10, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Sep 10, 2019

Converse 5.0.1 can be tricked into displaying a message as if it was sent by someone else: this allows malicious users to impersonate others.

The following message was rendered by Converse as if it was sent by someone with the nickname i_am_groot:

<message to="" id="718d40df-3948-4798-a99b-35cc9f03cc4f-641" type="groupchat" from="">
  <received xmlns="urn:xmpp:carbons:2">
    <forwarded xmlns="urn:xmpp:forward:0">
      <message xmlns="jabber:client" to="" type="groupchat" from="">
        <body>I am groot.</body>

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commented Sep 11, 2019

@guusdk: Are you sure? I'm not able to reproduce this with a test.

EDIT: sorry my test is wrong, trying again...

@jcbrand jcbrand added the bug label Sep 11, 2019
@jcbrand jcbrand closed this in 0af9bc8 Sep 11, 2019
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