Discourse is an open source discussion platform. Prior to version 3.0.6 of the `stable` branch and version 3.1.0.beta7 of the `beta` and `tests-passed` branches, in multiple controller actions, Discourse accepts limit params but does not impose any upper bound on the values being accepted. Without an upper bound, the software may allow arbitrary users to generate DB queries which may end up exhausting the resources on the server. The issue is patched in version 3.0.6 of the `stable` branch and version 3.1.0.beta7 of the `beta` and `tests-passed` branches. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
Published 2023-07-28 16:15:12
Updated 2023-08-03 17:36:39
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-38684

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.05%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 14 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-38684

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-38684

  • The product allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.
    Assigned by: security-advisories@github.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-38684

Products affected by CVE-2023-38684

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