CVSS 3.1 Score 5.9 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 18, 2023
Updated: Jan 25, 2024
CWE ID 416


CVE-2023-4806 is a vulnerability found in glibc, a widely used C library. It is only exploitable in a very specific situation where the getaddrinfo function accesses freed memory, leading to application crashes. This vulnerability can be exploited when a NSS module implements certain hooks without implementing another hook. The affected products include various software and systems that rely on glibc. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should apply the necessary patches or updates provided by the software vendors. If left unaddressed, this vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it can lead to system crashes and potentially allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected systems.


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