Dell SupportAssist Multiple Vulnerabilities (DSA-2022-190)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166390


The remote Windows host contains a Dell SupportAssist that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the version of Dell SupportAssist Client is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- SupportAssist Client Consumer (version 3.11.1 and prior), SupportAssist Client Commercial (version 3.2 and prior), Dell Command | Update, Dell Update, and Alienware Update versions before 4.5 contain a Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in the Advanced Driver Restore component. A local malicious user may potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to privilege escalation. (CVE-2022-34384)

- Dell SupportAssist contains a rate limit bypass issues in screenmeet API third party component. An unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability and impersonate a legitimate dell customer to a dell support technician. (CVE-2022-34389)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update Dell SupportAssist Client Consumer to version 3.12.3, Dell Client Commercial 3.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166390

File Name: dell_support_assist_DSA-2022-190.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/21/2022

Updated: 2/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-34384


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:dell:supportassist

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Dell SupportAssist

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-34384, CVE-2022-34389

IAVA: 2022-A-0423