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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Improper buffer restrictions in BIOS firmware for some Intel(R) NUC Boards, Intel(R) NUC 8 Boards, Intel(R) NUC 8 Rugged Boards and Intel(R) NUC 8 Rugged Kits before version CHAPLCEL.0059 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

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