CVSS 3.1 Score 6.8 of 10 (medium)


Published Oct 13, 2023
Updated: Oct 20, 2023


CVE-2023-5409 is a potential security vulnerability affecting HP t430 and t638 Thin Client PCs. These models are susceptible to a physical attack, allowing unauthorized individuals to manipulate the system firmware using a publicly disclosed private key. HP has provided recommended guidance for customers to mitigate the risk associated with this vulnerability. The vulnerability has a medium base severity score of 6.8 and poses a high impact on integrity and confidentiality. It does not require any privileges or user interaction, and its attack vector is physical. The potential danger it poses to an organization is the unauthorized tampering of system firmware, which can lead to compromised security and unauthorized access to sensitive information stored on the affected devices.

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