Intel Desktop Board Bitmap Processing Buffer Overflow (INTEL-SA-00020)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42354


The remote host is affected by a local buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of the Intel BIOS on the remote host is affected by a local buffer overflow vulnerability due to a flaw in its Bitmap processing code. A local attacker may be able to leverage this issue to trigger a denial of service or to escalate privileges.


Upgrade to the relevant BIOS firmware referenced in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42354

File Name: intel_sa_00020.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2009/11/03

Modified: 2011/03/21

Dependencies: 34098, 34097

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/30

Reference Information

BID: 36886