#VU32935 Integer overflow in grub

Published: 2020-07-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU32935

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-2020-14310


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 within the read_section_as_string() function when processing font names. A local user can create a specially crafted font name, trigger integer overflow and crash the affected 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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