Potential vulnerability in Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (Opal ready SKU)
In the Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (the Opal-ready SKU), a potential vulnerability exists in a version of the firmware when Opal is activated.
In the Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (the Opal-ready SKU), a potential vulnerability exists in a version of the firmware when Opal is activated. Due to a firmware implementation issue, under certain conditions, a potential vulnerability may cause user data to become accessible without requiring the user to supply a valid drive unlock password when Opal is activated. A firmware update to help mitigate the risk of the potential vulnerability has been developed and is available for download through OEM support sites listed below.
Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series
(Opal Ready SKUs)
For firmware update:
Available through OEMs:
Intel highly recommends that customers of the affected products obtain and apply the updated versions of the firmware through the update sources listed above.
This potential vulnerability was discovered internally by Intel.
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