CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Jan 12, 2024
Updated: Feb 21, 2024


CVE-2024-23301 is a vulnerability that affects Relax-and-Recover (aka ReaR) versions up to 2.7. This vulnerability allows local attackers to gain access to system secrets otherwise only readable by root, by creating a world-readable initrd when using GRUB_RESCUE=y. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.5 according to NVD@NIST. The potential danger it poses to organizations is rated as HIGH in terms of confidentiality impact. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update Relax-and-Recover to version 2.8 or later.

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