CVSS 3.1 Score 6.1 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 4, 2024
Updated: Mar 5, 2024


CVE-2023-5451 is a vulnerability that affects the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Security Management Center (SMC Downloads feature) before version 6.10.13 and from version 6.11.0 to 7.1.2. It is classified as a medium severity issue with a base score of 6.1 out of 10. The vulnerability allows for an improper neutralization of input during web page generation, specifically a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, which can be exploited over the network without requiring any privileges but does require user interaction. The impact of this vulnerability is considered low in terms of integrity and confidentiality, with availability not affected. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations should update their Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Security Management Center to a patched version that addresses this issue.

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