This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation when using "%q" in yt-dlp on Windows. A remote unauthenticated attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
yt-dlp: 2021.04.11 - 2023.07.06CPE2.3
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?