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Insecure Handling of BIOS and AMT Passwords

Intel ID:
INTEL-SA-00160
Product family:
4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Haswell), 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Broadwell), 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Skylake), and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Kaby Lake)
Impact of vulnerability:
Information Disclosure
Severity rating:
Important
Original release:
07/10/2018
Last revised:
07/10/2018

Summary:

Intel is releasing patches to mitigate security vulnerability CVE-2017-5704

Description:

Platform sample code firmware included with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Haswell), 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Broadwell), 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Skylake), and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Kaby Lake) potentially exposes password information in memory to a local attacker with administrative privileges.

•    High 7.2 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected products:

Platform sample code for the following processor generations:
•    4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Haswell)
•    5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Broadwell)
•    6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Skylake)
•    7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Kaby Lake)

Recommendations:

Intel has released updated firmware to address these issues and recommends that end-users contact their system manufacturers for updated system firmware.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 07/10/2018 Initial Release

CVE Name: CVE-2017-5704

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