#VU60266 Insecure Default Variable Initialization

Published: 2022-02-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60266

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41841


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Hardware solutions / Drivers



The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the SMM (System Management Mode) branch that registers a SWSMI handler does not sufficiently check or validate the allocated table variables EFI_BOOT_SERVICES and EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES. A remote attacker can overwrite address location of the LocateHandleBuffer function and execute arbitrary code on the system.

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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