#VU63176 Use of Out-of-range Pointer Offset in Intel Hardware solutions


Published: 2022-05-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63176

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0189

CWE-ID: CWE-823

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Xeon Processor E Family
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Xeon Processor E3 v6 Family
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Xeon Processor E3 v5 Family
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Xeon Processor E7 v4 Family
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor: Intel

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to use of out-of-range pointer offset in the BIOS firmware. A local user can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon Processor E Family: All versions

Intel Xeon Processor E3 v6 Family: All versions

Intel Xeon Processor E3 v5 Family: All versions

Intel Xeon Processor E7 v4 Family: All versions


CPE

External links
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00601.html


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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