CVE-2021-20225

NameCVE-2021-20225
DescriptionA flaw was found in grub2 in versions prior to 2.06. The option parser allows an attacker to write past the end of a heap-allocated buffer by calling certain commands with a large number of specific short forms of options. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-4867-1
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
grub2 (PTS)stretch2.02~beta3-5+deb9u2vulnerable
buster, buster (security)2.02+dfsg1-20+deb10u4fixed
bullseye2.04-17fixed
sid2.04-18fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
grub2sourcebuster2.02+dfsg1-20+deb10u4DSA-4867-1
grub2source(unstable)2.04-16

Notes

[stretch] - grub2 <ignored> (No SecureBoot support in stretch)

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