CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 2, 2024
Updated: Mar 28, 2024
CWE ID 787
CWE ID 122


CVE-2023-47039 is a vulnerability found in Perl that affects various products. The vulnerability occurs when Perl for Windows relies on the system path environment variable to find the shell, allowing an attacker with limited privileges to place malicious code in locations with weak permissions. This could lead to arbitrary code execution when an administrator attempts to use the compromised executable. The vulnerability has a high severity rating, with a base score of 7.8, and poses a potential danger to organizations due to its impact on confidentiality and integrity. Remediation for this vulnerability would involve updating Perl for Windows to a version that addresses the path search order issue.

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