#VU60452 Improper locking


Published: 2022-02-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60452

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-2021-0147

CWE-ID: CWE-667

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Intel Power Management Controller (PMC)
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor:

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to double-locking error. An authenticated local user can exploit this vulnerability to cause a deadlock, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions


External links
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00470.html


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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