#VU32922 Out-of-bounds Write in grub

Published: 2020-07-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU32922

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-10713


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: GNU


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a "BootHole" issue. An attacker with physical access can install persistent and stealthy bootkits or malicious bootloaders, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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Vulnerable software versions

grub: 1.99 - 2.05

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. The attacker should have physical access to the system in order to successfully exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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