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LogoFAIL Attack: A Deep Dive into UEFI Vulnerabilities

Rohan Timalsina

December 12, 2023 - TuxCare expert team

A new threat has emerged, sending shockwaves through the cybersecurity industry – the LogoFAIL attack. This vulnerability targets the image-parsing components within the UEFI code, affecting a multitude of devices and posing a serious risk to the booting process.

LogoFAIL is not just another cybersecurity buzzword; it represents a tangible threat to the integrity of the UEFI code, impacting both x86 and ARM architectures. At the core of this vulnerability are the image parsing libraries responsible for displaying logos during the booting sequence. The researchers at Binarly have shed light on the fact that malicious payloads can exploit these vulnerabilities, leading to the execution of bootkits that compromise the very foundation of a system’s security.


Technical Insights


The vulnerability stems from the injection of image files into the EFI System Partition (ESP), a critical component of the booting process. While the vulnerabilities don’t directly affect runtime integrity, they open the door for persistent attacks by allowing malware to be stored within the system. This newfound risk poses a significant concern for users and organizations relying on devices from major manufacturers, such as Intel, Acer, Lenovo, and UEFI firmware providers like AMI, Insyde, and Phoenix.


Potential Impacts


The implications of LogoFAIL are far-reaching because it puts a wide range of devices in jeopardy. The attack’s potential to exploit UEFI vulnerabilities creates a pathway for attackers to compromise the booting process, making it crucial for users to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to safeguard their systems.

In the face of this emerging threat, Binarly researchers have taken a responsible approach by disclosing their findings to both device vendors and UEFI providers. This collaborative effort aims to ensure that necessary patches and updates are developed to mitigate the risks associated with LogoFAIL.


Black Hat Europe Presentation


For those eager to delve deeper into the technical details of LogoFAIL, the Binarly research team plans to present the full details at the Black Hat Europe conference on December 6, 2023. This event will serve as a platform for experts to exchange insights, discuss potential mitigation strategies, and collectively strengthen the cybersecurity posture against such emerging threats.




As LogoFAIL emerges as a significant concern in the cybersecurity landscape, staying informed is the first line of defense. By understanding the technical aspects, potential impacts, and ongoing efforts to address this vulnerability, users and organizations can take proactive steps to safeguard their systems and data. The collaboration between researchers, vendors, and the cybersecurity community highlights the collective commitment to maintaining a secure digital environment in the face of evolving threats like LogoFAIL.


The sources for this article include a story from TheHackerNews.

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