Colin Mc Hugo

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Colin Mc Hugo
Security Engineer Manager & CEO at Quantum Infinite Solutions Group Ltd.

New UEFI Firmware Vulnerabilities Impact Several Lenovo Notebook Models

July 13, 2022
Lenovo Notebook Models

Customer electronic devices manufacturer Lenovo on Tuesday turned out repairs to consist of 3 safety and security defects in its UEFI firmware influencing over 70 item designs.

” The susceptabilities can be manipulated to attain approximate code implementation in the very early stages of the system boot, perhaps permitting the assailants to pirate the OS implementation circulation and also disable some vital safety and security functions,” Slovak cybersecurity company ESET said in a collection of tweets.

UEFI Firmware Vulnerabilities

Tracked as CVE-2022-1890, CVE-2022-1891, and also CVE-2022-1892, all 3 pests connect to buffer overflow vulnerabilities that have actually been defined by Lenovo as resulting in benefit rise on influenced systems. Martin Smolár from ESET has actually been attributed with reporting the defects.

CyberSecurity

The pests originate from an inadequate recognition of an NVRAM variable called “DataSize” in 3 various motorists ReadyBootDxe, SystemLoadDefaultDxe, and also SystemBootManagerDxe, resulting in a barrier overflow that might be weaponized to attain code implementation.

This is the 2nd time Lenovo has actually transferred to resolve UEFI safety and security susceptabilities considering that the begin of the year. In April, the business solved 3 defects (CVE-2021-3970, CVE-2021-3971, and also CVE-2021-3972)– additionally uncovered by Smolár– that might have been abused to release and also perform firmware implants.

Customers of influenced tools are extremely advised to upgrade their firmware to the current variation to reduce possible risks.

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