CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Jul 14, 2023
Updated: Jul 27, 2023
CWE ID 400


CVE-2023-36818 is a vulnerability affecting the open source discussion platform, Discourse. In certain versions, a request to create or update a custom sidebar section can lead to a denial of service. The issue has been patched in commit `52b003d915`, and users are advised to upgrade to the latest version. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability. The risk score for this vulnerability is 26, indicating a high level of potential danger to organizations. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of "HIGH" according to NIST, with a CVSS score of 7.5. It can be exploited over the network without any user interaction or privileges required, and it has the potential to impact availability.


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