Protect Your Dell Computer: Common Event Enabler Vulnerability Discovered

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

Dell’s Common Event Enabler software, which is used to manage events and alerts on Dell devices, has been found to contain a vulnerability that could allow low-privileged local users to gain elevated privileges on affected systems.

The specific flaw lies in how Common Event Enabler handles access controls. By exploiting this improper access control, an unauthorized user who can access your computer locally may be able to perform actions that require higher permissions, like installing programs or accessing sensitive files.

This vulnerability has been assigned the identifier CVE-2023-32477 and has a CVSS score of 7.8 out of 10, meaning it is considered a high severity issue. Systems running version or earlier of Dell Common Event Enabler are affected.

If you use a Dell computer, you should update your Common Event Enabler software to the latest version to protect yourself from this privilege escalation vulnerability. You can also reduce your risk by restricting physical and remote access to your computer as much as possible.

Staying on top of software updates is one of the best ways to defend against security threats. Be sure to apply any updates Dell releases to patch this access control flaw in Common Event Enabler. Taking prompt action can help keep your Dell device and data secure.