It’s been a rough week for security issues at Dell.
A serious security vulnerability in the company’s SupportAssist software was disclosed by cybersecurity firm SafeBreach, and revealed to effect not only Dell machines but also other OEMs which used the rebranded software on their computers.
Dell swiftly released a patch for the vulnerability which was made available on Friday.
Back in April, security research Bill Demirkapi found a vulnerability which allowed Remote Code Execution through the security software.
The feature was supposed to allow drivers to be updated through Dell’s website, but it exposed users to security threats which could have allowed attackers to find sensitive information and to execute their own code on people’s machines.
This first vulnerability was patched quickly as well, but it is not clear how many people could have been affected.