CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 13, 2023
Updated: Dec 19, 2023
CWE ID 122
CWE ID 787
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-50246 is a vulnerability affecting the command-line JSON processor, jq. Specifically, version 1.7 is susceptible to a heap-based buffer overflow, while version 1.7.1 has a patch to address this issue. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.5 according to NVD@NIST. It requires low privileges and has no user interaction required, making it an attractive target for local attacks. Although it does not impact integrity or confidentiality, it poses a high availability impact. The vulnerability has not been modified or curated since its creation and is associated with the CWE IDs CWE-122 (Out-of-bounds Write), CWE-787 (Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input), and CWE-120 (Classic Buffer Overflow).

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