Security Vulnerabilities Discovered in Pre-Installed Dell Software

July 5, 2017

Via: Softpedia

Customers of Dell devices might be exposed to cyber-attacks, as the pre-installed software includes vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to disable security solutions and to escalate privileges.

Marcin ‘Icewall’ Noga of Cisco Talos has discovered 3 different vulnerabilities affecting select Dell systems, urging customers to install the latest updates as soon as possible to prevent attacks.

First and foremost, there’s a privilege escalation vulnerability documented in CVE-2016-9038 and which exists in the SboxDrv.sys driver.

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