A new zero-day vulnerability is affecting Bitmessage. For those who don’t know Bitmessage is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to users. This vulnerability is exploited trough Bitmessage official client named PyBitmessage. The vulnerability is present in PyBitmessage version 0.6.2 for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is exploited by using a malicious message. The message can offer a cybercriminal the possibility to run an automated script and also open a remote reverse shell.
The automated script can look in ~/.electrum/ wallets, and it can be used with the reverse shell to access to other files as well. The cybercriminals are exploiting this vulnerability to gain remote access and then transfer any Electrum or Bitcoin, stored on the compromised device, to their wallets.
Any user that is running the affected 0.6.2 version of PyBitmessage is advised to update it to version 0.6.3.2. After the update is successful, they have to change all their passwords and create new Bitmessage keys to be safe and keep their coins secured.
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