CVE-2020-15707

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Description

Integer overflows were discovered in the functions grub_cmd_initrd and grub_initrd_init in the efilinux component of GRUB2, as shipped in Debian, Red Hat, and Ubuntu (the functionality is not included in GRUB2 upstream), leading to a heap-based buffer overflow. These could be triggered by an extremely large number of arguments to the initrd command on 32-bit architectures, or a crafted filesystem with very large files on any architecture. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code and bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. This issue affects GRUB2 version 2.04 and prior versions.

References

https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=000019673

http://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4432-1

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2020-07/msg00034.html

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/GRUB2SecureBootBypass

https://www.debian.org/security/2020-GRUB-UEFI-SecureBoot

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV200011

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/grub2bootloader

https://www.eclypsium.com/2020/07/29/theres-a-hole-in-the-boot/

https://www.suse.com/c/suse-addresses-grub2-secure-boot-issue/

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/07/29/3

https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4735

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/07/29/3

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20200731-0008/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4432-1/

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-08/msg00017.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-08/msg00016.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202104-05

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-07-29

Updated: 2021-05-01

Type: CWE-362

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 0.5

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:gnu:grub2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.04 (inclusive)

Configuration 2

OR

cpe:2.3:a:redhat:enterprise_linux_atomic_host:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:redhat:openshift_container_platform:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:esm:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Configuration 3

OR

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1607:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1709:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1803:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1809:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1903:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1909:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:2004:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_rt_8.1:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:1903:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:1909:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:2004:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2019:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (32 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
150632SUSE SLES11 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:14440-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
149217GLSA-202104-05 : GRUB: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
147445EulerOS Virtualization 2.9.1 : grub2 (EulerOS-SA-2021-1601)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
medium
147274NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : grub2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2021-0008)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
medium
146030CentOS 8 : grub2 (CESA-2020:3216)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
140948EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.6.0 : grub2 (EulerOS-SA-2020-2000)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
medium
139956EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : grub2 (EulerOS-SA-2020-1853)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
medium
139449openSUSE Security Update : grub2 (openSUSE-2020-1169)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139448openSUSE Security Update : grub2 (openSUSE-2020-1168)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139365Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : GRUB2 regression (USN-4432-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
139294RHEL 7 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3274)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139288RHEL 7 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3271)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139287RHEL 7 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3276)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139283RHEL 7 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3275)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139243Photon OS 2.0: Grub2 PHSA-2020-2.0-0267NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium
139242Photon OS 1.0: Grub2 PHSA-2020-1.0-0311NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium
139239Windows Security Feature Bypass in Secure Boot (BootHole)NessusWindows
medium
139236CentOS 7 : grub2 (CESA-2020:3217)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
139198RHEL 7 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3217)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139194RHEL 8 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3216)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139193RHEL 8 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3223)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139192RHEL 8 : grub2 (RHSA-2020:3227)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
139179Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : GRUB 2 vulnerabilities (USN-4432-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
139178SUSE SLES12 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2079-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139177SUSE SLES12 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2078-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139176SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2077-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139175SUSE SLES12 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2076-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139174SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2074-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139173SUSE SLES15 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2020:2073-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
139165Oracle Linux 8 : grub2 (ELSA-2020-5786)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
139164Oracle Linux 7 : grub2 (ELSA-2020-5782)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
139099Debian DSA-4735-1 : grub2 - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium