Directus is a real-time API and App dashboard for managing SQL database content. Starting in version 10.3.0 and prior to version 10.5.0, the permission filters (i.e. `user_created IS $CURRENT_USER`) are not properly checked when using GraphQL subscription resulting in unauthorized users getting event on their subscription which they should not be receiving according to the permissions. This can be any collection but out-of-the box the `directus_users` collection is configured with such a permissions filter allowing you to get updates for other users when changes happen. Version 10.5.0 contains a patch. As a workaround, disable GraphQL subscriptions.
Published 2023-07-25 23:15:10
Updated 2023-08-03 15:33:07
Source GitHub, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Information leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-38503

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 15 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-38503

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:H/I:N/A:N
2.8
3.6
NIST
5.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.1
3.6
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-38503

  • The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information.
    Assigned by: security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)
  • The product performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-38503

Products affected by CVE-2023-38503

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