#VU60273 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2022-02-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60273

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-2021-43615

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
HddPassword
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor:

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to SMM callout issue. A remote attacker can hijack execution flow of a code running in System Management Mode and escalate privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions


External links
http://www.insyde.com/security-pledge/SA-2022013


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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