#VU60267 Insecure Default Variable Initialization


Published: 2022-02-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60267

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41840

CWE-ID: CWE-453

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
SdHostDriver
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor:

Description

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 variable EFI_BOOT_SERVICES. A remote authenticated attacker can overwrite the LocateProtocol or Freepool and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions


External links
http://www.insyde.com/security-pledge


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user 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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