CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jul 25, 2023
Updated: Aug 2, 2023
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-35981 is a critical buffer overflow vulnerability affecting multiple underlying services. It can be exploited by sending specially crafted packets to the PAPI UDP port (8211) of Aruba's access point management protocol. The vulnerability allows for unauthenticated remote code execution, enabling an attacker to execute arbitrary code as a privileged user on the underlying operating system. This vulnerability has a base severity score of 9.8 out of 10 and poses a high risk to organizations, with potential impacts on integrity and confidentiality. The affected products include various Aruba devices and SSH servers. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should apply the necessary patches or updates provided by the vendor as soon as possible.

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