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Intel Issues Patch for Remote Code-Execution Bug Affecting Chips for a Decade - Update
2 May 2017, 12:36 pm

Intel has issued a security advisory regarding a critical flaw that has been affecting its processors for almost a decade. 

The vulnerability resides in the Active Management Technology, Intel Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability. This is a feature that's mostly used for computers running vPro processors bought by business customers and is used to administer large fleets of computers. 

Regular users shouldn't be too concerned because the bug doesn't affect chips running on consumer PCs. The situation, however, is critical and has been marked as such. 

"There is an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products. This vulnerability does not exist on In... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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