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Intel® Converged Security Management Engine (Intel® CSME) 11.x issue

Intel ID:
INTEL-SA-00118
Product family:
Intel® CSME
Impact of vulnerability:
Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating:
Important
Original release:
07/10/2018
Last revised:
07/10/2018

Summary:

In an effort to continuously improve the robustness of the Intel® Converged Security Management Engine (Intel® CSME), Intel has performed a security review of its Intel® CSME with the objective of continuously enhancing firmware resilience.

Description:

In an effort to continuously improve the robustness of the Intel® Converged Security Management Engine (Intel® CSME), Intel has performed a security review of its Intel® CSME with the objective of continuously enhancing firmware resilience.
As a result, Intel has identified security vulnerabilities that could potentially place affected platforms at risk.

Affected products:

The issues affects Intel® CSME 11.x used in consumer/corporate PCs, IOT devices, and workstations.  The affected firmware version may be found on these products:

•       6th, 7th, & 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

•       Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family (Greenlow)

•       Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family (Basin Falls)

CVE ID

CVE Title

CVSSv3 severity

CVSSv3 Vectors

CVE-2018-3627

Logic bug in  Intel® Converged Security Management Engine 11.x may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code via local privileged access

7.5 (High)

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that end users check with their system manufacturers and apply any available updates as soon as practical, based on the versions listed below, or higher:

 

Associated CPU Generation

Resolved Firmware versions or higher

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Intel® CSME 11.8.50

7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Intel® CSME 11.8.50

8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Intel® CSME 11.8.50

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family

Intel® CSME 11.8.50

Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family

Intel® CSME 11.11.50

Acknowledgements:

CVE-2018-3627 was discovered by Intel as part of continuously improving the robustness of the Intel® Converged Security Management Engine (Intel® CSME).

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 07/10/2018 Initial Release

CVE Name: CVE-2018-3627

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