CVE-2023-43044

CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Sep 28, 2023
Updated: Oct 3, 2023
CWE ID 22

Summary

CVE-2023-43044 is a vulnerability in IBM License Metric Tool 9.2, which could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. By sending a specially crafted URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../), an attacker can view arbitrary files on the system. This vulnerability has a high base severity and confidentiality impact, with a base score of 7.5. It does not require any privileges or user interaction, and the attack vector is through the network. The affected products include various versions of IBM License Metric Tool and other related products. Organizations should remediate this vulnerability by applying the necessary patches or updates provided by IBM to fix the directory traversal issue. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is unauthorized access to sensitive files on the affected systems, potentially leading to data breaches or further compromise of the organization's network security.

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