CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Dec 18, 2023
Updated: Dec 27, 2023


CVE-2023-50980 is a cyber vulnerability that affects multiple products including kdw-UI, t9y8fD, t9y8fE, and t9y8fF. The vulnerability resides in the gf2n.cpp file in Crypto++ (aka cryptopp) versions up to 8.9.0. It allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by exploiting DER public-key data for an F(2^m) curve, specifically if the degree of each term in the polynomial is not strictly decreasing. No user interaction or privileges are required for exploitation, and the attack vector is through the network. The base severity rating for this vulnerability is high with a score of 7.5 out of 10, indicating the potential danger it poses to organizations. A remediation plan should include updating affected products to a version beyond Crypto++ 8.9.0 to mitigate this vulnerability's risk and ensure system availability and integrity.

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