CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Jul 5, 2023
Updated: Aug 3, 2023


CVE-2023-34457, also known as the MechanicalSoup vulnerability, affects all users of MechanicalSoup's form submission prior to version 1.3.0. This Python library for automating website interaction allows a malicious web server to read arbitrary files on the client by using an HTML form with the `<input type="file"...>` element. The vulnerability can be remediated by updating to version 1.3.0, which contains a patch for this issue. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is high, as it allows unauthorized access to sensitive files on the client's system, potentially leading to data breaches and other security incidents within an organization.

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