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Published 2019-06-15 18:29:00
Updated 2019-06-17 19:01:45
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-12831

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 38 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-12831

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.5
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.0
6.4
NIST
7.2
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-12831

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-12831

Products affected by CVE-2019-12831

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