CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 24, 2024
Updated: Feb 5, 2024
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-51886 is a Buffer Overflow vulnerability found in the main() function of Mathtex versions 1.05 and earlier. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely, allowing an attacker to cause a denial of service when using the \convertpath command. The vulnerability has a high base severity score of 7.5 and an exploitability score of 3.9, indicating a significant risk to organizations. The vulnerability does not require any privileges or user interaction to be exploited, and it has a low attack complexity. The impact is primarily on availability, with no impact on integrity or confidentiality. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to a version of Mathtex that is later than 1.05.

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