|Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Notepad++, the most severe of which could result in arbitrary code execution. Notepad++ is a free and open-source text and source code editor for use with Microsoft Windows. Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary code execution in the context of the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.|
Threat Intelligence Proof of concept exploits have also been published for these vulnerabilities.
– Notepad++ prior to 8.5.7
Government: – Large and medium government entities: Medium – Small government entities: Medium
Businesses: – Large and medium business entities: Medium
– Small business entities: Medium
Home Users: Low
Technical Summary Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Notepad++, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution.