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Power Management Controller (PMC) Security Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00131
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 09/11/2018
Last revised: 09/11/2018

Summary:

A potential security vulnerability in power management controller firmware may allow escalation of privilege and/ or information disclosure. Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-3643

Description: A vulnerability in Power Management Controller firmware in systems using specific Intel® Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) before version 12.0.6 or Intel® Server Platform Services firmware before version 4.x.04 may allow a privileged user to potentially escalate privileges or disclose information via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High

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

Affected Products:

Systems using the following firmware versions and associated products are impacted.

Products containing Intel® Server Platform Services firmware version 4.x:

Impacted Product

Mitigated FW version

Intel® Atom® Processor C3000 Series Platform

4.00.04.177.0

Intel® Xeon® D-2100 Processor Family Platform

4.00.04.077.0

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family Platforms

4.00.04.381.0

Intel® C620 Series Chipset Family (PCIe End Point Mode)

4.00.04.381.0

Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8960/8970 Products

4.x.05

 

Products containing Intel® CSME firmware version 11.x or later:

Impacted Product

Mitigated FW(CSME) version

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platforms

11.8.55

7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platforms

11.8.55

8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platforms

12.0.6

Intel® Xeon® E3-1200/1500 v5 Processor Family Platforms

11.8.55

Intel® Xeon® E3-1200/1500 v6 Processor Family Platforms

11.8.55

Intel® Xeon® W Processor Family Platform

11.11.55

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family Platform

11.11.55

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

11.21.55

Recommendations:

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

Acknowledgements:

This issue was found internally by Intel.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 09/11/2018 Initial Release

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