CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 14, 2023
Updated: Apr 25, 2024


CVE-2023-5189 is a path traversal vulnerability that affects Ansible when extracting tarballs. This vulnerability allows an attacker to create a malicious tarball that can drop a symlink and overwrite files when using the galaxy importer of Ansible Automation Hub. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 6.5 according to NVD. It requires user interaction and has a low attack complexity, but does not require any privileges to exploit. The impact score is 3.6, with the potential for high integrity impact and no confidentiality impact. The vulnerability has an exploitability score of 2.8 and poses a danger to organizations as it can result in unauthorized file overwrites.

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