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Intel® Server Board Firmware Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00138
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Information Disclosure
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 10/09/2018
Last revised: 10/09/2018


A potential security vulnerability in Intel® Server Board Family products may allow information disclosure. Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2018-12172

Description: Improper password hashing in firmware in Intel(R) Server Board (S7200AP, S7200APR) and Intel(R) Compute Module (HNS7200AP, HNS7200AP) may allow a privileged user to potentially disclose firmware passwords via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.4 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Server Board S7200AP Family before firmware R01.03.0018

Intel® Compute Module HNS7200AP Family before firmware R01.03.0018

Intel® Server Board S7200APR Family before firmware R01.03.0018

Intel® Compute Module HNS7200APR Family before firmware R01.03.0018


Intel recommends that users of above products update to firmware version R01.03.0018 or later.

Updates are available for download here:


This issue was found internally by Intel.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 10/09/2018 Initial Release

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