CVE-2023-4813

CVSS 3.1 Score 5.9 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Sep 12, 2023
Updated: Jan 21, 2024
CWE ID 416

Summary

CVE-2023-4813 is a vulnerability found in glibc, affecting multiple products. This flaw occurs when the gaih_inet function uses freed memory, leading to application crashes. Exploitation of this issue is only possible when the getaddrinfo function is called and the hosts database in /etc/nsswitch.conf is configured with SUCCESS=continue or SUCCESS=merge. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.9. It poses a potential danger to organizations as it can result in denial of service if exploited successfully. To remediate this vulnerability, affected systems should apply the necessary patches and updates provided by the vendor.

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