First published: Mon Nov 20 2023(Updated: )
TestingPlatform is a testing platform for Internet Security Standards. Prior to version 2.1.1, user input is not filtered correctly. Nmap options are accepted. In this particular case, the option to create log files is accepted in addition to a host name (and even without). A log file is created at the location specified. These files are created as root. If the file exists, the existing file is being rendered useless. This can result in denial of service. Additionally, input for scanning can be any CIDR blocks passed to nmap. An attacker can scan 0.0.0.0/0 or even local networks. Version 2.1.1 contains a patch for this issue.
|Affected Software||Affected Version||How to fix|
|Nc3 Testing Platform||<2.1.1|
The severity of CVE-2023-48310 is critical with a severity value of 9.1.
Prior to version 2.1.1, Nc3 Testing Platform is affected by a vulnerability that allows an attacker to overwrite files and potentially cause a denial of service (DoS) attack on the testing infrastructure.
An attacker can exploit CVE-2023-48310 by providing malicious input, such as Nmap options, to the Nc3 Testing Platform, which is not filtered correctly, allowing the attacker to overwrite files and potentially disrupt the testing infrastructure.
Yes, a fix is available for CVE-2023-48310 in version 2.1.1 of Nc3 Testing Platform.
You can find more information about CVE-2023-48310 in the following references: - [Advisory](https://github.com/NC3-LU/TestingPlatform/security/advisories/GHSA-9fhc-f3mr-w6h6) - [Commit](https://github.com/NC3-LU/TestingPlatform/commit/7b3e7ca869a4845aa7445f874c22c5929315c3a7) - [Release](https://github.com/NC3-LU/TestingPlatform/releases/tag/v2.1.1)