CVSS 3.1 Score 7.2 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 7, 2023
Updated: Nov 15, 2023


CVE-2023-46253 is an arbitrary file write vulnerability affecting Squidex, an open source headless CMS and content management hub. This vulnerability allows an authenticated attacker with the squidex.admin.restore permission to gain remote code execution (RCE). By exploiting the backup restore feature, the attacker can manipulate the backup zip archive to create a malicious .asset file and execute arbitrary code when the backup is restored. The vulnerability has a high base severity score of 7.2 and poses a significant danger to organizations using Squidex. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to a patched version of Squidex that addresses the arbitrary file write issue.

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