CVSS 3.1 Score 4.4 of 10 (medium)


Published Nov 14, 2023
Updated: Nov 22, 2023
CWE ID 1303


CVE-2023-40540 is a vulnerability that affects some Intel(R) NUC BIOS firmware, allowing a privileged user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM with a base score of 4.4. It requires HIGH privileges and does not require user interaction. The attack vector is local, and the confidentiality impact is rated as HIGH. The vulnerability has an exploitability score of 0.8 and an impact score of 3.6. The CVE ID was created on August 23, 2023, and has not been modified since then. The potential danger this vulnerability poses to an organization is the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information stored in affected Intel(R) NUC devices' BIOS firmware. To remediate this vulnerability, it is recommended to apply any available patches or updates provided by Intel to mitigate the risk of information disclosure via local access.


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