CVSS 3.1 Score 5.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 9, 2023
Updated: Nov 17, 2023


CVE-2023-45284 is a vulnerability that affects Windows systems. Specifically, the IsLocal function on Windows does not correctly detect reserved device names in some cases. This means that reserved names followed by spaces or reserved names "COM" and "LPT" followed by superscripts 1, 2, or 3 are incorrectly reported as local. To remediate this vulnerability, a fix has been implemented to ensure that IsLocal correctly identifies these names as non-local. The potential danger this vulnerability poses to an organization is considered medium, with a base severity of 5.3 out of 10. The exploitability score is 3.9 out of 10, and the impact score is 1.4 out of 10. It should be noted that no privileges are required for exploitation, and there is no user interaction required. The attack vector is through the network, and the integrity impact is low while the confidentiality impact is none.

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