Linux Distros Hit by RCE Vulnerability in Shim Bootloader

Several Linux distributions have been struck by a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Shim bootloader. The flaw, termed CVE-2023-40547, has been given a near-maximum severity rating by the National Vulnerabilities Database (NVD) due to the potential damage it can inflict. Nevertheless, not everyone in the security community agrees with this assessment, with some claiming the risk associated is blown out of proportions. Linux companies like Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE, whose distributions employ the Shim bootloader, could potentially be at risk, prompting a swift response to address the vulnerability.

Published: Wed, 07 Feb 2024 22:17:19 GMT