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Out-of-bounds Write

CVE-2021-21555

Severity Medium
Score 6.7/10

Summary

Dell PowerEdge R640, R740, R740XD, R840, R940, R940xa, MX740c, MX840c, and T640 Server BIOS contain a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in systems with NVDIMM-N installed. A local malicious user with high privileges may potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to a denial of Service, arbitrary code execution, or information disclosure in UEFI or BIOS Preboot Environment.

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

CWE-787 - Out-of-Bounds Write

Out-of-bounds write vulnerability is a memory access bug that allows software to write data past the end or before the beginning of the intended buffer. This may result in the corruption of data, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published