CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 9, 2023
Updated: Dec 27, 2023
CWE ID 401


CVE-2023-5954 is a vulnerability that affects HashiCorp Vault and Vault Enterprise. It occurs when inbound client requests triggering a policy check result in unbounded memory consumption, potentially leading to denial-of-service. The issue has been fixed in versions 1.15.2, 1.14.6, and 1.13.10 of Vault. This vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH with a base score of 7.5 according to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The exploitability score is 3.9, and the attack vector is through the network with low attack complexity. The potential danger it poses to an organization is a possible denial-of-service situation if a large number of requests are made, resulting in excessive memory consumption.

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