Article from Issue 279/2024

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Hundreds of Consumer and Enterprise Devices Vulnerable to LogoFAIL

At Black Hat Europe 2023, Fabio Pagani shared a presentation ( about a newly discovered collection of vulnerabilities being used against Linux and Windows systems that involves, believe it or not, logos.

LogoFAIL is a group of vulnerabilities that targets UEFI code from various firmware/BIOS vendors through high-impact flaws in the image parsing libraries within the firmware.

According to Binarly (, "One of the most important discoveries is that LogoFAIL is not silicon-specific and can impact x86 and ARM-based devices. LogoFAIL is UEFI and IBV-specific because of the specifics of vulnerable image parsers that have been used. That shows a much broader impact from the perspective of the discoveries that will be presented on Dec 6th."


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