Mastodon Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Hijack Any Decentralized Account

Mastodon, the decentralized social network, has revealed a serious security vulnerability coded as CVE-2024-23832. This flaw, which rates a significant 9.4 out of 10 in terms of severity, can give hackers the ability to impersonate and take over accounts on the platform. The vulnerability reportedly stems from “insufficient origin validation in all Mastodon” as per the advisory released by the maintainers. This major loophole leaves the accounts of all Mastodon users potentially exposed and at risk.

Published: Sat, 03 Feb 2024 12:21:00 +0530