A crafted JPEG image may lead the JPEG reader to underflow its data pointer, allowing user-controlled data to be written in heap. To a successful to be performed the attacker needs to perform some triage over the heap layout and craft an image with a malicious format and payload. This vulnerability can lead to data corruption and eventual code execution or secure boot circumvention. This flaw affects grub2 versions prior grub-2.12.
Published 2022-07-06 16:15:08
Updated 2023-09-13 16:15:06
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Threat overview for CVE-2021-3697

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2021-3697
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2021-3697 55,112
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-3697

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.05%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 12 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-3697

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-3697

  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-3697

Products affected by CVE-2021-3697

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