CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 11, 2023
Updated: May 17, 2024
CWE ID 269


CVE-2023-38817 is a vulnerability found in Inspect Element Ltd v., allowing a local attacker to gain privileges by exploiting the echo_driver.sys component. The reported ability for user-mode applications to execute code as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM was supposedly deactivated by Microsoft itself, according to the vendor's position. This vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH, with a base score of 7.8 out of 10, indicating its potential danger. The impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, with the attack vector being local and requiring low privileges. Remediation steps or further details on mitigating this vulnerability were not provided in the given information.


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