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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2019-0152

Severity Medium
Score 6.7/10

Summary

Insufficient memory protection in System Management Mode (SMM) and Intel(R) TXT for certain Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published