Red Hat Security Advisory 2024-1876-03

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: shim bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2024:1876-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:
Issue date: 2024-04-18
Revision: 03
CVE Names: CVE-2023-40546


An update for shim is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Extended Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.


The shim package contains a first-stage UEFI boot loader that handles chaining to a trusted full boot loader under secure boot environments.

Security Fix(es):

* shim: RCE in http boot support may lead to Secure Boot bypass (CVE-2023-40547)

* shim: Interger overflow leads to heap buffer overflow in verify_sbat_section on 32-bits systems (CVE-2023-40548)

* shim: Out-of-bounds read printing error messages (CVE-2023-40546)

* shim: Out-of-bounds read in verify_buffer_authenticode() malformed PE file (CVE-2023-40549)

* shim: Out-of-bound read in verify_buffer_sbat() (CVE-2023-40550)

* shim: out of bounds read when parsing MZ binaries (CVE-2023-40551)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.





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