Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Core Platform – Update Now!

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Core Platform. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-21662, receives a CVSS score of 7.8 out of 10 due to its potential impact.

The vulnerability arises due to a memory corruption issue that occurs when Core Platform prints log responses to the buffer. A remote attacker could potentially craft a specially crafted request that triggers a buffer overflow and allows the execution of arbitrary code.

This gives an attacker full control of the affected system and allows them to install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights. As Core Platform is used widely, this vulnerability potentially impacts many organizations and users.

If exploited, an attacker could install malicious programs, view sensitive files, or shut down critical systems that rely on Core Platform. To carry out attacks, threat actors will attempt to trick users into clicking malicious links or open files. This could allow unauthorised access.

The best way to protect yourself is to update to the latest version of Core Platform as soon as updates are available. Keeping software up-to-date is one of the most effective ways to reduce vulnerabilities. You should also be cautious of any unsolicited messages or files and avoid clicking links from unknown sources. Staying vigilant against social engineering attempts is key to preventing exploitation.

By updating your installation of Core Platform now, you can help protect yourself from this critical vulnerability. Stay safe online by always verifying the source of communications and exercising caution when opening files or clicking links.