The PKCS#11 feature in ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 9.3p2 has an insufficiently trustworthy search path, leading to remote code execution if an agent is forwarded to an attacker-controlled system. (Code in /usr/lib is not necessarily safe for loading into ssh-agent.) NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-10009.
Published 2023-07-20 03:15:10
Updated 2024-04-04 06:15:08
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Threat overview for CVE-2023-38408

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2023-38408
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 22
IPs affected by CVE-2023-38408 15,573,114
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-38408

3.00%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 90 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-38408

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
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
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
N/A
N/A
Oracle:CPUOct2023

CWE ids for CVE-2023-38408

  • The product uses a search path that contains an unquoted element, in which the element contains whitespace or other separators. This can cause the product to access resources in a parent path.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-38408

Products affected by CVE-2023-38408

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