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2021.1 IPU – Intel® Processor Advisory
Potential security vulnerabilities in some Intel® Processors may allow information disclosure. Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.
Description: Improper isolation of shared resources in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6 Medium
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N
Description: Observable timing discrepancy in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 2.8 Low
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N
A list of impacted products can be found here.
Intel recommends that users of affected Intel® Processors update to the latest version firmware provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.
Intel has released microcode updates for the affected Intel® Processors that are currently supported on the public github repository. Please see details below on access to the microcode:
GitHub*: Public Github: https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files
Intel would like to thank Travis Downs for reporting the issue CVE-2020-24512.
Intel would like to thank Joseph Nuzman for reporting the issue CVE-2020-24511.
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.
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