CVSS 3.1 Score 4.9 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 15, 2023
Updated: Sep 21, 2023
CWE ID 770


CVE-2023-41042 is a vulnerability in Discourse, an open-source discussion platform. The vulnerability affects versions prior to 3.1.1 of the stable branch and version 3.2.0.beta1 of the beta and tests-passed branches. It allows importing a remote theme to load their assets into memory without enforcing limits for file size or number of files. The issue has been patched in the mentioned versions, and there are no known workarounds. This vulnerability poses a medium risk to organizations as it requires high privileges to exploit and can lead to denial-of-service attacks due to the potential for large file sizes impacting system availability.


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