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Potential vulnerability in Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (Opal ready SKU)

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00044
Product family:  Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series (the Opal-ready SKU)
Impact of vulnerability Information Disclosure
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Jul 13, 2015
Last revised:  Jul 13, 2015


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.

Affected Products

Product Name


Firmware Versions


Firmware Versions

Update Source

Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series 

(Opal Ready SKUs)




Lenovo: LS2i

HP: LS1i


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.

Revision history:






Initial Release

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