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6.9$5k-$25k0.06

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Dell BIOS (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component SMRAM. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Dell BIOS contains an improper input validation vulnerability. A local authenticated malicious user may potentially exploit this vulnerability by using an SMI to gain arbitrary code execution in SMRAM.

The weakness was published 01/25/2022 as dsa-2021-240. The advisory is shared for download at dell.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-36343 since 07/08/2021. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation requires an enhanced level of successful authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 01/28/2022).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Temp Score: 6.4
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 7.5
CNA Vector (Dell): 🔒

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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07/08/2021 CVE reserved
01/25/2022 +201 days Advisory disclosed
01/25/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/28/2022 +3 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: dell.com

Advisory: dsa-2021-240
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-36343 (🔒)

Entryinfoedit

Created: 01/25/2022 08:07 AM
Updated: 01/28/2022 09:51 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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