Dell is reporting a high-rated vulnerability in its SupportAssist for business and home PCs that could result in remote code execution.
CVE-2020-5316 affects business PC versions 2.0 through 2.1.3 and home PC versions 2.0 through 3.4. Each contain an uncontrolled search path vulnerability that can be exploited by a locally authenticated low-privileged user to cause the loading of arbitrary DLLs by the SupportAssist binaries, resulting in the privileged execution of arbitrary code.
Dell has issued patches fixing the vulnerability and for those who do not have automatic updates enabled the company is recommending they update to Dell SupportAssist for business PCs version 2.1.4 Dell SupportAssist for home PCs version 3.4.1.
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