Secure boot bypass in Cisco IOS XR

Published: 2024-07-10
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-20456
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco IOS XR
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect permission assignment for critical resource

EUVDB-ID: #VU94090

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-20456

CWE-ID: CWE-732 - Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to bypass secure boot protections.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in the software build process. A local user can bypass the Cisco Secure Boot functionality and load unverified software on an affected device.


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Vulnerable software versions

Cisco IOS XR: 24.2.1

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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.