CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 8, 2024
Updated: Jan 16, 2024
CWE ID 129


CVE-2023-35997 is a vulnerability that affects GTKWave 3.3.115, a software used for viewing and analyzing waveforms in digital systems. The vulnerability is caused by multiple improper array index validation issues in the fstReaderIterBlocks2 tdelta functionality of GTKWave. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by crafting a malicious .fst file, which can lead to arbitrary code execution when the victim opens the file. The risk score for this vulnerability is 26, indicating a high severity level. It requires no privileges and user interaction is required for exploitation. The impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, with the potential for complete compromise of the affected system. Organizations using GTKWave should update to a patched version to remediate this vulnerability and mitigate the potential dangers it poses to their systems and data.


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