In ruamel.yaml through 0.16.7, the load method allows remote code execution if the application calls this method with an untrusted argument. In other words, this issue affects developers who are unaware of the need to use methods such as safe_load in these use cases.
Published 2020-02-19 04:15:11
Updated 2021-07-21 11:39:24
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-20478

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 2.13%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 88 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-20478

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
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9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
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References for CVE-2019-20478

Products affected by CVE-2019-20478

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