Intel software and data center SSDs affected
by security flaw
Two serious security flaws were recently discovered in
Intel software and SSDs for data centers.
The first is a flaw in Intel’s software. The flaw can be found in the processor diagnostic tool and it’s considered a high-severity vulnerability. Intel’s security advisory states that the flaw “may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege, information disclosure or denial of service via local access.” Versions of the software that are older than 188.8.131.52 are affected.
The second vulnerability is a medium-severity vulnerability
that was found in Intel’s SSD DC S4500/S4600 series. These SSDs were sold to
data center customers. The flaw within these SSDs may allow an unprivileged
user to enable privilege escalation via physical access.
Intel created and released a patch for these security flaws as soon as they came to their attention.
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