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Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

CVE-2021-36285

Severity Low
Score 2.1/10

Summary

Dell BIOS contains an Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts vulnerability. A local authenticated malicious administrator could exploit this vulnerability to bypass excessive NVMe password attempt mitigations in order to carry out a brute force attack.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-307 - Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published