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Intel to Fix Decade Old Security Hole

A security hold in Intel processors is causing alarm. The hole has existed for almost a decade and is now. Intel has released a patch but its actually up to the PC manufacturer to release it for their specific models.

According to US-CERT:

Intel has released recommendations to address a vulnerability in the firmware of the following Intel products: Active Management Technology, Standard Manageability, and Small Business Technology, firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6. This vulnerability does not affect Intel-based consumer PCs. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00075 (link is external) and refer to their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for updated firmware.


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