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HistoryJul 29, 2020 - 12:00 a.m.

GRUB 2 vulnerabilities

2020-07-2900:00:00
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CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

8.2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

61.9%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Packages

  • grub2 - GRand Unified Bootloader
  • grub2-signed - GRand Unified Bootloader

Details

Jesse Michael and Mickey Shkatov discovered that the configuration parser
in GRUB2 did not properly exit when errors were discovered, resulting in
heap-based buffer overflows. A local attacker could use this to execute
arbitrary code and bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-10713)

Chris Coulson discovered that the GRUB2 function handling code did not
properly handle a function being redefined, leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code
and bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-15706)

Chris Coulson discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in GRUB2
when handling certain filesystems or font files, leading to heap-based
buffer overflows. A local attacker could use these to execute arbitrary
code and bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-14309,
CVE-2020-14310, CVE-2020-14311)

It was discovered that the memory allocator for GRUB2 did not validate
allocation size, resulting in multiple integer overflows and heap-based
buffer overflows when handling certain filesystems, PNG images or disk
metadata. A local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code and
bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-14308)

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre discovered that in certain situations, GRUB2
failed to validate kernel signatures. A local attacker could use this
to bypass Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-15705)

Colin Watson and Chris Coulson discovered that an integer overflow
existed in GRUB2 when handling the initrd command, leading to a heap-based
buffer overflow. A local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code
and bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions. (CVE-2020-15707)

CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

8.2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

61.9%