CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 4, 2023
Updated: Oct 12, 2023


CVE-2023-40299 is a vulnerability affecting Kong Insomnia 2023.4.0 on macOS. This vulnerability allows attackers to execute code, access restricted files, or make requests for TCC permissions by using the DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES environment variable. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH, with a base score of 7.8 according to [email protected]. It requires user interaction and has a low attack complexity. The potential danger it poses to an organization is significant, as it can lead to unauthorized code execution and unauthorized access to sensitive files or permissions on affected systems. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update Kong Insomnia to the latest version available that addresses the issue.

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