CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 15, 2023
Updated: Sep 20, 2023
CWE ID 770


CVE-2023-38706 is a vulnerability that affects the Discourse open-source discussion platform. Specifically, versions prior to 3.1.1 of the 'stable' branch and version 3.2.0.beta1 of the 'beta' and 'tests-passed' branches are susceptible. The vulnerability allows a malicious user to create an unlimited number of drafts with very long draft keys, which can result in resource exhaustion on the server. The issue has been patched in the mentioned versions, and there are no known workarounds available. This vulnerability poses a medium risk with a base score of 6.5 according to the CVSS:3.1 metric, with low privileges required and no user interaction necessary for exploitation. The attack vector is through the network, and while it does not have an impact on integrity or confidentiality, it can significantly impact availability.


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