CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 10, 2023
Updated: Jan 24, 2024
CWE ID 400
CWE ID 835


CVE-2023-43786 is a vulnerability found in libX11, affecting multiple products. The vulnerability is caused by an infinite loop within the PutSubImage() function, allowing a local user to consume all available system resources and potentially cause a denial of service. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 5.5 according to The exploitability score is 1.8, indicating a relatively low likelihood of successful exploitation. Remediation for this vulnerability may require patching or updating the affected products. The potential danger it poses to organizations lies in the potential disruption of services due to resource exhaustion, which could impact system availability and performance.

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