Five vulnerabilities were discovered by researchers from cybersecurity firm SentinelOne in a driver for Dell PCs’ BIOS (the code responsible for launching the PC and its operating system), in particular the DBUtil driver. For 12 years, these “high severity” weaknesses have been resident. Hundreds of millions of devices are at risk and should patch on Tuesday, as Dell has released an update for its customers.
“The impact this could have on users and enterprises that fail to patch is far reaching and significant,” said Kasif Dekel who first reported the weaknesses to Dell in December 2020.
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