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2019.2 IPU – Intel® Processor Machine Check Error Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00210
Advisory Category: Firmware, Software
Impact of vulnerability: Denial of Service
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 11/12/2019
Last revised: 11/12/2019

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in some Intel® Processors may allow denial of service. Intel has coordinated with OS and hypervisor vendors to provide updates which will mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2018-12207

Description: Improper invalidation for page table updates by a virtual guest operating system for multiple Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service of the host system via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5 Medium

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Affected Products:

Client:

  • Intel® Core™ i3 Processors
  • Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
  • Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
  • Intel® Core™ m Processor Family
  • 2nd generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 4th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 5th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 6th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 8th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family
  • Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor Series
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor G Series

Server:

  • 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v4 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v3 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v5 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v4 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v3 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v2 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Family
  • Intel® Xeon® E Processor
  • Intel® Xeon® D Processor
  • Intel® Xeon® W Processor
  • Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processor

Recommendations:

To mitigate this vulnerability, operating system and hypervisor vendors will be providing software updates. Please contact your operating system vendor for additional details.

Acknowledgements:

The following issue was found internally by Intel. Intel would like to thank Deepak Gupta.

Intel, and nearly the entire technology industry, follows a disclosure practice called Coordinated Disclosure, under which a cybersecurity vulnerability is generally publicly disclosed only after mitigations are available.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 11/12/19 Initial Release

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