DSA Identifier: DSA-2020-005
CVE Identifier: CVE-2020-5316
Severity Rating: CVSS Base Score: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Dell SupportAssist for business PCs version 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3
Dell SupportAssist for home PCs version 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.4
Dell SupportAssist for business PCs and Dell SupportAssist for home PCs have been updated to address an uncontrolled search path vulnerability.
Dell SupportAssist for business PCs versions 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3 and Dell SupportAssist for home PCs version 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.4 contain an uncontrolled search path vulnerability. A locally authenticated low privileged user could exploit this vulnerability to cause the loading of arbitrary DLLs by the SupportAssist binaries, resulting in the privileged execution of arbitrary code.
The following Dell SupportAssist for business PCs and Dell SupportAssist for home PCs releases contain a resolution to this vulnerability:
Dell recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
Method 1: Auto Update Enabled
All versions of SupportAssist automatically upgrade to the latest version available if automatic upgrades are enabled. Customers can check which version they are running and upgrade to a newer version of SupportAssist if available.
Method 2: Manual Update
Steps for manual update of SupportAssist for home PCs:
Please visit the Dell Drivers & Downloads site for updates on the applicable products.
Customers may use one of the Dell notification solutions to be notified and download driver, BIOS and firmware updates automatically once available.
Dell would like to thank Eran Shimony for reporting this vulnerability.
For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to Dell Vulnerability Response Policy . Dell recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.
Dell recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Dell disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, shall Dell or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Dell or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.
Article ID: SLN320101
Last Date Modified: 02/06/2020 12:23 PM
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