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Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian: Security Advisory for grub2 (DSA-4735-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'grub2'; package(s) announced via the DSA-4735-1 advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'grub2'
package(s) announced via the DSA-4735-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GRUB2 bootloader.

A flaw in the grub.cfg parsing code was found allowing to break
UEFI Secure Boot and load arbitrary code. Details can be found at
at the linked references.
It was discovered that grub_malloc does not validate the allocation
size allowing for arithmetic overflow and subsequently a heap-based
buffer overflow.

An integer overflow in grub_squash_read_symlink may lead to a heap based buffer overflow.

An integer overflow in read_section_from_string may lead to a heap based buffer overflow.

An integer overflow in grub_ext2_read_link may lead to a heap-based
buffer overflow.

script: Avoid a use-after-free when redefining a function during

An integer overflow flaw was found in the initrd size handling.

Further detailed information can be found at the linked references.

Affected Software/OS:
'grub2' package(s) on Debian Linux.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.02+dfsg1-20+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your grub2 packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-10713
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