Dell Computer Corporation, Inc. Information for VU#552286
UEFI EDK2 Capsule Update vulnerabilities
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 22 Jul 2014
- Statement Date:
- Date Updated: 28 Oct 2014
The security of our systems and customer information is a top priority for Dell. Dell is aware of the recent security concerns that MITRE published, and is reviewing these claims against our products. Dell will take appropriate action to resolve any security related issues found on our products and provide updates to our customers.
The vulnerability outlined by MITRE is not a Dell specific issue, but instead is a larger industry issue. An exploit of this vulnerability would have to be executed on a UEFI installed OS and executed under administrative privileges with driver-level access. Dell recommends that our customers use best security practices and lock down system admin modes as a standard part of their security process.
Client Solutions (CS) commercial platforms do not use the UEFI code described in the MITRE vulnerability report during any BIOS or firmware update. The code exists in some client systems in a dormant state and may be discovered through binary analysis. Updated BIOS code has been developed to further quarantine this code during the boot process to mitigate any potential for indirect exploit. A list of BIOS update patches is included below for planning purposes and BIOS revisions are included (subject to change):
|Dell System||BIOS Update||Release Planned|
|Latitude 13 (3340)||A03||Oct-14|
|OptiPlex 3011 AIO||A06||Oct-14|
|OptiPlex 9010 AIO||A16||Oct-14|
|OptiPlex 9020 AIO||A09||Oct-14|
|Precision Mobile Workstation M4700||A13||Oct-14|
|Precision Mobile Workstation M6700||A14||Oct-14|
|Precision Workstation R7610||A08||Nov-14|
|Precision Workstation T1650||A18||Nov-14|
|Precision Workstation T1700||A11||Oct-14|
|Precision Workstation T3610/T5610/T7610||A09||Nov-14|
|Precision Workstation M6800/M4800||A11||Nov-14|
|PowerEdge Server T20||A06||Nov-14|
|Venue 11 Pro (5130-32Bit)||A09||Oct-14|
|Venue 11 Pro (5130-64Bit)||A02||Oct-14|
|Venue 11 Pro (7130/7139)||A13||Oct-14|
|Venue 8 Pro (5830)||A09||Oct-14|
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