Article Number: 000140048
DSA Identifier: DSA-2019-088
CVE Identifier: CVE-2019-3735
Severity Rating: CVSS Base Score: 7.0 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Dell SupportAssist for Business PCs version 2.0
Dell SupportAssist for Home PCs version 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.1, 3.2, and 3.2.1
Dell SupportAssist for Business PCs and Dell SupportAssist for Home PCs has been updated to address a vulnerability, which may be potentially exploited to compromise the system.
Dell SupportAssist for Business PCs version 2.0 and Dell SupportAssist for Home PCs version 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.1, 3.2, and 3.2.1 contain an Improper Privilege Management Vulnerability. A malicious local user can exploit this vulnerability by inheriting a system thread using a leaked thread handle to gain system privileges on the affected machine.
The following Dell SupportAssist for Business PCs and Dell SupportAssist for Home PCs release contains a resolution to this vulnerability:
Dell recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
All versions of SupportAssist automatically upgrade to the latest version available, if automatic updates are enabled. Customers can also manually check and upgrade SupportAssist.
Steps for a manual update of SupportAssist for Home PCs:
Please visit https://www.dell.com/support/home?app=drivers 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 Bill Demirkapi for reporting this vulnerability.
For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to Dell Vulnerability Response Policy. Dell EMC 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 a particular security vulnerability.
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13 Apr 2021