CVE-2023-46250

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Oct 31, 2023
Updated: Nov 8, 2023
CWE ID 835

Summary

CVE-2023-46250 is a vulnerability in the pypdf library, affecting versions 3.7.0 through 3.16.4. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by crafting a PDF that triggers an infinite loop, causing the current process to be blocked and utilizing 100% CPU on a single core. The issue does not impact memory usage. The vulnerability was addressed in version 3.17.0, and users can apply a manual patch by modifying pypdf/generic/_data_structures.py. This vulnerability poses a medium-level risk with a base score of 5.5 and an impact score of 3.6 according to CVSS:3.1 metrics, with required user interaction and potential high availability impact on affected systems.

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