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CVE-2019-18216 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** The BIOS configuration design on ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS laptops with BIOS 313 relies on the main battery instead of using a CMOS battery, which reduces the value of a protection mechanism in which booting from a USB device is prohibited. Attackers who have physical laptop access can exhaust the main battery to reset the BIOS configuration, and then achieve direct access to the hard drive by booting a live USB OS without disassembling the laptop. NOTE: the vendor has apparently indicated that this is "normal" and use of the same battery for the BIOS and the overall system is a "new design." However, the vendor apparently plans to "improve" this an unspecified later time.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.modpr0.be/2019/10/18/asus-rog-bios-reset-on-lost-battery-power/ Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:asus:rog_zephyrus_m_gm501gs_firmware:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:h:asus:rog_zephyrus_m_gm501gs:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-18216
NVD Published Date:
10/20/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/24/2019