CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 30, 2023
Updated: Mar 21, 2024
CWE ID 427


CVE-2023-6401 is a vulnerability found in NotePad++ up to version 8.1 that affects an unknown functionality of the file dbghelp.exe. This vulnerability allows for uncontrolled search path manipulation, posing a potential danger to organizations. The attack vector for this vulnerability is local, meaning an attacker would need local access to exploit it. The vendor was notified but did not respond. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update NotePad++ to the latest version available. The vulnerability has a high severity rating, with a base score of 7.8 out of 10, and impacts both confidentiality and integrity.


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