CVE-2023-5716 Alert: Critical Flaw in ASUS Armoury Crate Exposed

Designed to centralize control over the revered ROG gaming products and select ASUS components, the ASUS Armoury Crate epitomizes the essence of customization and efficiency. Recently, a critical flaw was found in this software.

The discovery of CVE-2023-5716 is described as an arbitrary file-write vulnerability that strikes at the heart of its operational integrity. With a CVSS score of 9.8, this flaw not only highlights the critical nature of the threat but also the potential for remote attackers to exploit this weakness to access or modify arbitrary files on the system.


The exploitation of this vulnerability hinges on the ability of attackers to send specific HTTP requests to the Armoury Crate software. These meticulously crafted requests, unauthorized and stealthy, grant attackers the power to write files to any location on the system, bypassing security measures.

Affected by this critical vulnerability is Armoury Crate V4.0.1.3, a version that, until recently, served as the command center for countless gaming setups.

In response to the discovery of CVE-2023-5716, ASUS swiftly mobilized to release Armoury Crate V4.1.0.8, patching the vulnerability and restoring the shield of protection that users entrust their gaming experiences to.

For ASUS Armoury Crate users, this incident highlights the necessity of keeping software up-to-date, ensuring that the latest defenses are always ready to repel the advances of unseen adversaries.