Bug 1844316 (CVE-2020-10759) - CVE-2020-10759 fwupd: Possible bypass in signature verification
Summary: CVE-2020-10759 fwupd: Possible bypass in signature verification
Alias: CVE-2020-10759
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1844317 1844323 1844324
Blocks: 1844141
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-06-05 04:15 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:56 UTC (History)
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A PGP signature bypass flaw was found in fwupd, which could lead to the installation of unsigned firmware. As per upstream, a signature bypass is theoretically possible, but not practical because the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) is either not implemented or enabled in versions of fwupd shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality and integrity.
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Last Closed: 2020-11-04 02:25:44 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:4436 0 None None None 2020-11-04 00:53:14 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-06-05 04:15:35 UTC
A PGP signature bypass was found in fwupd, which could lead to possible installation of unsigned firmware.

As per upstream:

* For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: LVFS (LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) is: a secure portal which allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. The site is used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients such as fwupdmgr and GNOME Software.) was never enabled there although the PGP bypass is possible but not implementable.

* For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8: The LVFS is disabled and never used the Amazon CDN. PGP bypass possible, but not implementable.

More information available at:

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-06-05 04:15:40 UTC

Name: Justin Steven

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-06-05 04:16:12 UTC
Created fwupd tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1844317]

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-06-09 04:05:02 UTC
Upstream commits:

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2020-11-04 00:53:12 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2020:4436 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:4436

Comment 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-11-04 02:25:44 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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