CVSS 3.1 Score 8.4 of 10 (high)


Published May 14, 2024
CWE ID 424


CVE-2024-3459 is a cyber vulnerability affecting KioWare for Windows versions up to 8.34. This vulnerability allows the user to escape the environment by downloading PDF files, which are then opened in an external PDF viewer. Through this viewer, it is possible to launch a web browser, search through local files, and execute any program with user privileges. The vulnerability has a base severity of HIGH and poses a potential danger as it allows unauthorized access to sensitive information and can compromise the integrity of an organization's systems. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their KioWare for Windows software to a version beyond 8.34.


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