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Intel® Optane™ PMem Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00512
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Denial of Service
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 08/10/2021
Last revised: 08/10/2021


A potential security vulnerability in some Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory (PMem) may allow denial of service.  Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-0083

Description: Improper input validation in some Intel(R) Optane(TM) PMem versions before versions or may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.0 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Optane™ PMem with firmware before versions or


Mitigated version or higher

3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor

Intel® Optane™ Pmem 200 Series

2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor

Intel® Xeon® W Processor 3200 Series


Intel® Optane™ Pmem 100 Series


Intel recommends that users of Intel® Optane™ PMem update to versions or or later provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.


This issue was found internally by Intel. Intel would like to thank Paul Leung, Jaroslaw Poswiata, Michael Pham, Stephen Thompson and Wojciech Pasternak.

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 08/10/2021 Initial Release

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