Re: Dell Security Patch !

Troy Burnham

How do I install Dell security updates in windows 10? I went to search and typed dell updates and when that opened it seemed to be showing me what needed to be updated but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Is there another way?


On 5/10/2021 3:40 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm once again reading, and I just thought I would share, so I copied and pasted below.


Latest Dell Security Patch Fixes Exploit in Over 300 Computer Models
Both newer and older models dating back to 2009 are affected
Joshua Hawkins
Published May 5, 2021 11:05AM EDT

Dell has released a new security patch aimed at fixing a control vulnerability issue in over 300 Dell computer models released since 2009.
The issue impacts a total of 380 Dell device models, according to
and would allow someone who has access to a computer with the exploit to gain escalated privileges and even kernel-level permissions. Essentially, if done,
this would give that user full control of the laptop, allowing them to access any data stored on it.
The issue originally was discovered by
which reported it to Dell in December. This prompted Dell to create the fix, which it has now issued to all affected computers.
Dell also detailed the issue in an
official support document
on its website. Based on this post, it looks like the file which contains the vulnerability, dbutil_2_3.sys, is installed on the susceptible systems when
using firmware update utility packages like Dell Command Update, Dell Update, Alienware Update, and Dell Platform Tags.
Because it's only installed when updating drivers, those who recently purchased computers on the list may not have the affected file installed on their
If you have a computer included on the list, then it is recommended that you install the security patch as soon as possible, just to avoid any possible
for the update say that in order to make use of the exploit, a user would have to gain access to your computer through malware, phishing, or being granted
remote access in some way. Both Dell and SentinelLabs also say they have not seen any evidence of this particular vulnerability being exploited, despite
being around since 2009.
The company includes information on three ways to install the patch in its support post, though the easiest method-which uses notification solutions like
Dell Command and Dell Update-won't be available until May 10.

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