CVSS 3.1 Score 6.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 8, 2023
Updated: Sep 12, 2023


CVE-2023-4782 is a vulnerability affecting Terraform versions 1.0.8 through 1.5.6, which allows arbitrary file write during the `init` operation when running on maliciously crafted Terraform configuration. The vulnerability has been fixed in Terraform 1.5.7. This vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.3 according to the CVSS v3.1 scoring system. It requires high privileges and user interaction to exploit, with an attack vector of local and high integrity impact. The confidentiality impact is low, and there is no availability impact. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, indicating a moderate level of risk for organizations using the affected Terraform versions. To remediate the vulnerability, organizations should update to Terraform version 1.5.7 or later to ensure they are protected from potential file write exploits during the `init` operation.


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