Privilege escalation via LogoFAIL attack in Insyde kernel

Published: 2023-12-07
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-40238
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Insyde Kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU83973

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-40238

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper input validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A local user with write access to the ESP of the victim device can exploit by storing a maliciously crafted logo image.

The vulnerability was dubbed LogoFAIL.


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Vulnerable software versions

Insyde Kernel: before 5.6 05.60.47

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.