#VU32934 Integer overflow in grub

Published: 2020-07-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU32934

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14309


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: GNU


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow when handling symlinks on ext filesustem in grub_squash_read_symlink() function. A local user can create a specially crafted symlink, trigger an integer overflow and crash the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

grub: 2.00 - 2.05

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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.

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