Dell Client BIOS RCE (DSA-2023-046)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 173294


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The Dell BIOS on the remote device is missing a security patch and is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper input validation. A locally authenticated malicious user with admin privileges could exploit this vulnerability to perform arbitrary code execution.

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: 173294

File Name: dell_bios_dsa-2023-046.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/23/2023

Updated: 3/24/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24571


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/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:/o:microsoft:windows

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24571

IAVA: 2023-A-0150