CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 30, 2023
Updated: Dec 6, 2023
CWE ID 427


CVE-2023-47452 is an Untrusted search path vulnerability that affects Notepad++ 6.5. This vulnerability allows local users to gain escalated privileges through the msimg32.dll file in the current working directory. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, with a base severity of HIGH and a base score of 7.8 according to [email protected]. The exploitability score is 1.8, indicating a relatively low level of difficulty for attackers. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability includes high impact on integrity and confidentiality, as well as a low level of privileges required for exploitation. Organizations using Notepad++ 6.5 should take immediate action to remediate this vulnerability to prevent unauthorized privilege escalation and potential compromise of sensitive information.

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