Dell Client BIOS Privilege Escalation (DSA-2024-035)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192946


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 an contain an improper privilege management security vulnerability. An unauthenticated local attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to privilege escalation

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: High

ID: 192946

File Name: dell_bios_dsa-2024-035.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/5/2024

Updated: 4/8/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-0172


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/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: 4/2/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-0172

IAVA: 2024-A-0200