CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 30, 2023
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-42364 is a use-after-free vulnerability in BusyBox v.1.36.1 that affects the awk.c evaluate function. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service attack. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.5 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). It requires local access and user interaction is required for exploitation. The impact score is 3.6, indicating potential high availability impact. The affected product is BusyBox v.1.36.1, and organizations using this version should take immediate action to remediate the vulnerability to prevent potential attacks and service disruptions.

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