CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Mar 19, 2024
Updated: Mar 24, 2024


CVE-2023-6597 is a vulnerability found in the CPython tempfile.TemporaryDirectory class. It affects versions 3.12.2, 3.11.8, 3.10.13, 3.9.18, and 3.8.18 and earlier versions. The vulnerability allows users with privileged access to modify permissions of files referenced by symlinks during cleanup of permissions-related errors in certain circumstances. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, indicating a high level of severity with potential impacts on integrity and confidentiality. To remediate the vulnerability, users should update their CPython version to a patched release that addresses the issue.

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