Advisory Published

CVE-2023-48310: Ability to DoS the testing infrastructure by overwriting files

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 or even local networks. Version 2.1.1 contains a patch for this issue.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Nc3 Testing Platform<2.1.1

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-48310?

    The severity of CVE-2023-48310 is critical with a severity value of 9.1.

  • How does CVE-2023-48310 affect Nc3 Testing Platform?

    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.

  • How can an attacker exploit CVE-2023-48310?

    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.

  • Is there a fix available for CVE-2023-48310?

    Yes, a fix is available for CVE-2023-48310 in version 2.1.1 of Nc3 Testing Platform.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-48310?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-48310 in the following references: - [Advisory]( - [Commit]( - [Release](


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