The code analysis platform provider Semmle has publicly disclosed 13 vulnerabilities in the open-source universal boot loader Das U-Boot.

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The issues, which can lead to remote code execution, are exploitable when U-Boot is configured to use networking and NFS, said Semmle CSO Fermín Serna, who discovered the fault. He noted U-Boot can be found in this state during development or under diskless configurations, but far less infrequently in "final consumer devices using U-Boot."

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