CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Sep 2, 2023
Updated: Dec 22, 2023
CWE ID 426


CVE-2023-4736 is a cyber vulnerability that affects the GitHub repository vim/vim prior to version 9.0.1833. It is categorized as CWE-426, which refers to an untrusted search path vulnerability. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH with a base score of 7.8 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The exploitability score is 1.8, and it requires user interaction for exploitation. The attack vector is local, and the impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts along with high availability impact. The vulnerability does not require any privileges and has a low attack complexity. The potential danger it poses to an organization is significant, as it could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on affected systems. Organizations should remediate this vulnerability by updating their vim/vim software to version 9.0.1833 or later versions that address the issue.

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