Dell Client BIOS Multiple Vulnerabilities (DSA-2022-326)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 172172


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The Dell BIOS on the remote device is missing a security patch and is, there, is affected by an input validation vulnerability. A local authenticated malicious user with admin privileges may potentially exploit this vulnerability in order to modify a UEFI variable.

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


Apply the security patch in accordance with the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 172172

File Name: dell_bios_dsa-2022-326.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/7/2023

Updated: 3/8/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:M/C:N/I:C/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-32482


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: BIOS/Version, BIOS/Vendor, BIOS/Model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/16/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-32482