CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 7, 2023
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-46852 is a buffer overflow vulnerability in Memcached versions before 1.6.22. This vulnerability occurs when processing multiget requests in proxy mode if there are many spaces after the "get" substring. The affected products include various versions of Memcached and other related software. The risk score for this vulnerability is 26, indicating a high level of risk. The base severity is rated as HIGH with a base score of 7.5, and the exploitability score is 3.9. The potential danger posed to an organization includes the possibility of unauthorized access or control over the affected systems, leading to potential data breaches or disruption of services. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their Memcached installations to version 1.6.22 or later to mitigate the risk of exploitation.

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