CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Dec 18, 2023
Updated: Dec 27, 2023
CWE ID 835


CVE-2023-50981 is a vulnerability found in Cryptopp, specifically in the ModularSquareRoot function, affecting versions up to 8.9.0. This vulnerability allows attackers to cause a denial of service by exploiting an infinite loop through crafted DER public-key data associated with squared odd numbers. The affected products include 'kdw-UI', 't9y8fD', 't9y8fE', 't9y8fF', 'kdw-UG', 'kdw-UH', and others. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Cryptopp software to version 8.9.1 or higher, which contains the necessary patches to address the issue. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it can result in a denial of service, potentially disrupting their operations.

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