Dell EMC iDRAC Multiple Vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-15774 and CVE-2018-15776)

Dell EMC iDRAC Multiple Vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-15774 and CVE-2018-15776)

CVE Identifier: CVE-2018-15774, CVE-2018-15776

Severity: Medium

Affected products:
  • Dell EMC iDRAC7/iDRAC8 versions prior to (CVE-2018-15774 and CVE-2018-15776)
  • Dell EMC iDRAC9 versions prior to,, and (CVE-2018-15774)
Dell EMC iDRAC has been updated to address multiple vulnerabilities which may potentially be exploited to compromise the affected systems.

  • Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2018-15774)
Dell EMC iDRAC7/iDRAC8 versions prior to and iDRAC9 versions prior to,,, and contain a privilege escalation vulnerability. An authenticated malicious iDRAC user with operator privileges could potentially exploit a permissions check flaw in the Redfish interface to gain administrator access.

  • Improper Error Handling Vulnerability (CVE-2018-15776)
Dell EMC iDRAC7/iDRAC8 versions prior to contain an improper error handling vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker with physical access to the system could potentially exploit this vulnerability to get access to the u-boot shell.
Note: Other models of iDRAC are not affected by the vulnerabilities detailed above.

The following Dell EMC iDRAC firmware releases contain resolutions to these vulnerabilities:

iDRAC iDRAC firmware Version


Note: Available as of the publication date.

Dell EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Dell EMC Best Practices regarding iDRAC:

In addition to maintaining up-to-date iDRAC firmware, Dell EMC also advises the following:

  • iDRACs are not designed nor intended to be placed on or connected to the internet; they are intended to be on a separate management network. Placing or connecting iDRACs directly to the internet could expose the connected system to security and other risks for which Dell EMC is not responsible.
  • Along with locating iDRACs on a separate management subnet, users should isolate the management subnet/vLAN with technologies such as firewalls, and limit access to the subnet/vLAN to authorized server administrators.
  • Dell EMC recommends that customers take into account any deployment factors that may be relevant to their environment to assess their overall risk.

Link to remedies:

Customers can download iDRAC firmware for PowerEdge servers and for all other platforms, please select the platform from the Dell support site.


CVE-2018-15776: Dell EMC would like to thank Jon Sands and Adam Nielsen for reporting this issue to us.

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Article ID: SLN315190

Last Date Modified: 09/15/2019 02:47 PM

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