CVE-2020-25647

Published: 02 March 2021

A flaw was found in grub2 in versions prior to 2.06. During USB device initialization, descriptors are read with very little bounds checking and assumes the USB device is providing sane values. If properly exploited, an attacker could trigger memory corruption leading to arbitrary code execution allowing a bypass of the Secure Boot mechanism. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.6

Status

Package Release Status
grub2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

grub2-signed
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

grub2-unsigned
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
Ubuntu packaging does not include the usb module in the signed EFI grub artifacts, so is not affected. grub2-unsigned will contain fixes and supersede grub2, which will contain only BIOS grub bits.

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