An issue was discovered in Libreswan 3.x and 4.x before 4.12. When an IKEv1 ISAKMP SA Informational Exchange packet contains a Delete/Notify payload followed by further Notifies that act on the ISAKMP SA, such as a duplicated Delete/Notify message, a NULL pointer dereference on the deleted state causes the pluto daemon to crash and restart.
Published 2023-08-25 21:15:08
Updated 2023-12-11 19:57:47
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-38712

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 11 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-38712

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2023-38712

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-38712

Products affected by CVE-2023-38712

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