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Local APIC Elevation of Privilege
|Product family||Intel® Server Board S5500HC Family, Intel® Server Board S5500HCT Family, Intel® Server Board S7000 Family, Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC Family|
|Impact of vulnerability||Elevation of Privilege|
|Original release||Aug 04, 2015|
|Last revised||Sep 03, 2015|
Intel is releasing mitigations for a privilege escalation issue. This issue affects certain Intel processors based on older Intel micro-architectures. The issue identified is a method that enables malicious code to gain access to System Management Mode (SMM).
An issue was disclosed to Intel which leverages architectural differences in processors prior to 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors to gain access to System Management Mode (SMM). Administrator or root level privileges are required to execute the attack.
Intel highly recommends applying the mitigations.
Intel would like to acknowledge Christopher Domas of Battelle for working with us on this coordinated disclosure.
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