An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in w3m, in the growbuf_to_Str function in indep.c. This issue may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service through a crafted HTML file.
Published 2023-07-14 18:15:11
Updated 2024-03-27 03:15:10
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2023-38253

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2023-38253
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2023-38253 14,464
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-38253

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 12 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-38253

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.0
3.6
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-38253

  • The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2023-38253

Products affected by CVE-2023-38253

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