Information disclosure in Synaptics TouchPad



Published: 2019-01-24 | Updated: 2019-02-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-15532
CWE-ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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TouchPad
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor Synaptics

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU17359

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15532

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to invalidly formatted API requests can cause SynTP.sys to reveal freed kernel memory pointers.. A local attacker can read portions of kernel memory that can be used to weaken KASLR and gain elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

TouchPad: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.synaptics.com/sites/default/files/touchpad-driver-security-brief-20190124.pdf

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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