Researchers Uncover UEFI Vulnerability Affecting Multiple Intel CPUs


Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of a now-patched security flaw in Phoenix SecureCore UEFI firmware that affects multiple families of Intel Core desktop and mobile processors.

Tracked as CVE-2024-0762 (CVSS score: 7.5), the “UEFIcanhazbufferoverflow” vulnerability has been described as a case of a buffer overflow stemming from the use of an unsafe variable in the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) configuration that could result in the execution of malicious code.

“The vulnerability allows a local attacker to escalate privileges and gain code execution within the UEFI firmware during runtime,” supply chain security firm Eclypsium said in a report shared with The Hacker News.