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Intel Q3’17 ME 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x/11.x, SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 Security Review Cumulative Update

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00086
Product family Various
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release Nov 20, 2017
Last revised Feb 07, 2018

Summary:

In response to issues identified by external researchers, Intel has performed an in-depth comprehensive security review of our Intel® Management Engine (ME), Intel® Server Platform Services (SPS), and Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) with the objective of enhancing firmware resilience.

As a result, Intel has identified security vulnerabilities that could potentially place impacted platforms at risk.

Description:

In response to issues identified by external researchers, Intel has performed an in-depth comprehensive security review of its Intel® Management Engine (ME), Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE), and Intel® Server Platform Services (SPS) with the objective of enhancing firmware resilience.

As a result, Intel has identified several security vulnerabilities that could potentially place impacted platforms at risk. Systems using ME Firmware versions 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x//11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20, SPS Firmware version 4.0, and TXE version 3.0 are impacted.

 

Affected products:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G Series
  • Intel® Atom® C3000 Processor Family
  • Apollo Lake Intel® Atom Processor E3900 series
  • Apollo Lake Intel® Pentium™
  • Celeron™ G, N and J series Processors

Based on the items identified through the comprehensive security review, an attacker could gain unauthorized access to platform, Intel® ME feature, and 3rd party secrets protected by the Intel® Management Engine (ME), Intel® Server Platform Service (SPS), or Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE).

This includes scenarios where a successful attacker could:

  • Impersonate the ME/SPS/TXE, thereby impacting local security feature attestation validity.
  • Load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system.
  • Cause a system crash or system instability.
  • For more information, please see this Intel Support article

If the INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool reported your system being vulnerable, please check with your system manufacturer for updated firmware.  Links to system manufacturer pages concerning this issue can be found at http://www.intel.com/sa-00086-support.

Note: CVEs referenced in this advisory require Local or Physical access to the system potentially being exploited (AV:L in the CVSSv3 Vectors column) with the exception of CVE-2017-5712. CVE-2017-5712 is potentially exploitable over a network (AV:N). 

For an explanation of the conditions where Local access vs. Physical access is required to exploit a vulnerability see the FAQ section listed in the Intel Customer Support article http://www.intel.com/sa-00086-support

More information on the definition of CVSSv3 vectors in general (e.g. AV:L, AV:N) and the other vectors listed in this advisory consult https://first.org/cvss/

If you need further assistance, contact Customer Support to submit an online service request.

Recommendations:

The following CVE IDs are covered in this security advisory:

Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware 11.0.x.x/11.5.x.x/11.6.x.x/11.7.x.x/11.10.x.x/11.20.x.x

 

CVE ID

 

 

CVE Title

 

 

CVSSv3 Vectors

 

 

CVE-2017-5705

 

 

Multiple buffer overflows in kernel in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allow attacker with local access to the system to execute arbitrary code.

 

 

8.2 High

 

AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

CVE-2017-5708

 

 

Multiple privilege escalations in kernel in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allow unauthorized process to access privileged content via unspecified vector.

 

 

7.5 High

 

AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N

 

 

CVE-2017-5711

 

 

Multiple buffer overflows in Active Management Technology (AMT) in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 8.x/9.x/10.x/11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allow attacker with local access to the system to execute arbitrary code with AMT execution privilege.

 

 

6.7 Moderate

 

AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

CVE-2017-5712

 

 

Buffer overflow in Active Management Technology (AMT) in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 8.x/9.x/10.x/11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allows attacker with remote Admin access to the system to execute arbitrary code with AMT execution privilege.

 

 

7.2 High

 

AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x*associated with Active Management Technology, Intel Standard Manageability, and Small Business Advantage; consumer platforms not impacted.

 

CVE ID

 

 

CVE Title

 

 

CVSSv3 Vectors

 

 

CVE-2017-5711*

 

 

Multiple buffer overflows in Active Management Technology (AMT) in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x/11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allow attacker with local access to the system to execute arbitrary code with AMT execution privilege.

 

 

6.7 Moderate

 

AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

CVE-2017-5712*

 

 

Buffer overflow in Active Management Technology (AMT) in Intel Manageability Engine Firmware 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x/11.0/11.5/11.6/11.7/11.10/11.20 allows attacker with remote Admin access to the system to execute arbitrary code with AMT execution privilege.

 

 

7.2 High

 

AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

*The twoCVE IDs above were also resolved in earlier generations of corporate versions of Intel ME, where Intel® Active Management Technology shares the same code base. There is no planned Intel® Manageability Engine firmware update for versions 6.x-7.x because those versions are no longer supported.

Server Platform Service 4.0.x.x

 

CVE ID

 

 

CVE Title

 

 

CVSSv3 Vectors

 

 

CVE-2017-5706

 

 

Multiple buffer overflows in kernel in Intel Server Platform Services Firmware 4.0 allow attacker with local access to the system to execute arbitrary code.

 

 

CVSS 8.2 High

 

AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

CVE-2017-5709

 

 

Multiple privilege escalations in kernel in Intel Server Platform Services Firmware 4.0 allows unauthorized process to access privileged content via unspecified vector.

 

 

CVSS 7.5 High

 

AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N

 

IntelTrusted Execution Engine 3.0.x.x

 

CVE ID

 

 

CVE Title

 

 

CVSSv3 Vectors

 

 

CVE-2017-5707

 

 

Multiple buffer overflows in kernel in Intel Trusted Execution Engine Firmware 3.0 allow attacker with local access to the system to execute arbitrary code.

 

 

CVSS 8.2 High

 

 

AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

CVE-2017-5710

 

 

Multiple privilege escalations in kernel in Intel Trusted Execution Engine Firmware 3.0 allows unauthorized process to access privileged content via unspecified vector.

 

 

CVSS 7.5 High  

 

 

AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N

 

Intel has released a downloadable detection tool located at http://www.intel.com/sa-00086-support , which will analyze your system for the vulnerabilities identified in this security advisory.

The only method of restoring the system to its fully functional state is to update both the Intel® ME Firmware and the iCLS software to confirm proper re-provisioning of the platform.

Linux Recovery Tools: This utility is intended for re-provisioning of the platform keys AFTER applying the Intel® ME/TXE firmware update referenced above.

https://github.com/intel/INTEL-SA-00086-Linux-Recovery-Tools  

Intel highly recommends that all customers install the updated firmware and Intel® Capability License Service on impacted platforms.

 

Associated CPU Generation

 

 

Resolved Firmware version

 

 

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 8.1.72.3002 or higher 

 

 

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family  

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 9.1.42.3002 or higher

Recommended: Intel® ME 9.5.61.3012 or higher

 

 

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 10.0.56.3002 or higher 

 

 

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

 

 

 

6th Gen X-Series Intel® CoreTM Processor

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1422 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1402

 

 

7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

 

 

 

7th Gen X-Series Intel® CoreTM Processor

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1422 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1402

 

 

8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

 

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 Product Family

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

Intel® SPS 4.1.4.054

 

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

Intel® SPS 4.1.4.054

 

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family

 

 

 

 

Intel SPS 4.0.04.288

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.21.50.1424 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.21.50.1400

 

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1422 or higher

Minimum: Intel® ME 11.11.50.1402

 

 

Intel® Atom® C3000 Processor Family

 

 

 Intel® SPS 4.0.04.139

 

 Intel® Pentium® Processor G Series

 

 

Recommended: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3425 or higher


Minimum: Intel® ME 11.8.50.3399

 

 

Apollo Lake Intel® Atom Processor E3900 series

 

 

Intel® TXE Firmware 3.1.50.2222– Production version release

 

 

Apollo Lake Intel® Pentium™

 

 

Intel® TXE Firmware 3.1.50.2222– Production version release

 

 

Celeron™ N series Processors

 

 

Intel® TXE Firmware 3.1.50.2222– Production version release

 

 

Celeron™ J series Processors

 

 

Intel® TXE Firmware 3.1.50.2222– Production version release

 

Acknowledgements:

External Security Researchers and Intel Validation.

Intel would like to thank Mark Ermolov and Maxim Goryachy from Positive Technologies Research for working collaboratively with Intel on a coordinated disclosure and providing the initial finding for CVE-2017-5705, CVE-2017-5706 and CVE-2017-5707.

Related Information:

http://www.intel.com/sa-00086-support

Revision history:

Revision

Date

Description

1.0

20-November-2017

Initial Release

1.1 

21-November-2017 

Updated Recommended and minimum versions 

1.2 

22-November-2017 

Updated links to online support page

1.3 

29-November-2017 

Updated title for Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware 8.x/9.x/10.x 

1.4 

01-December-2017 

Added clarification for physical access requirement 

1.5 

19-December-2017 

Updated references for Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware 6.x/7.x

1.6 

22-December-2017 

Further clarified references to Intel® Manageability Engine Firmware 6.x/7.x 

1.7 

30-January-2018 

Added clarifying note on iCLS

1.8 

07-February-2018 

Added reference to the Linux Recovery Tools

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