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Intel® SSD DC Firmware Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00535
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 11/09/2021
Last revised: 11/09/2021

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in some Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) Data Center (DC) products may allow information disclosure.  Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-0148

Description: Insertion of information into log file in firmware for some Intel(R) SSD DC may allow a privileged user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.9 High

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

Affected Products:

Intel® SSD DC D4512 before version ET10.

Intel® P4510 series (U.2) before version VDV10182.

Intel® P4510 series (EDSFF) before version VDV10284.

Intel® P4511 series (EDSFF) before version VDV10284.

Intel® P4511 series (M.2) before version VDV10384.

Intel® P4610 series (U.2) before version VDV10182.

Intel® P4618 series before version VDV10182.

Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series (SFF, M.2) before version XCV10140.

Intel SSD D7-P5608 Series before version 2CV1R106.

Intel SSD D7-P5500 Series before versions 1.2.0, 2CV1C030, 2CV1R106 and 2CV1L029.

Intel SSD D7-P5600 Series before versions 1.2.0, 2CV1L029 and 2CV1C030.

Intel SSD D5-P4320 Series all versions.

Intel SSD D5-P4420 Series all versions.

Intel SSD D5-P4326 Series all versions.

Intel SSD DC P4500 Series all versions.

Intel SSD DC P4501 Series all versions.

Intel SSD DC P4600 Series all versions.

Intel SSD DC P4608 Series all versions.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users of Intel® SSD DC products update to the latest version provided by the system manufacturer that addresses this issue.

For generic firmware updates, download the Intel® Memory and Storage (IMAS) Tool Intel® Memory and Storage Tool CLI (Command-Line Interface)

Product Family

Mitigated Version or higher

Intel® SSD DC D4512

ET10

Intel® SSD DC P4510 Series (U.2)

VDV10182

Intel® SSD DC P4618 Series

VDV10182

Intel® SSD DC P4610 Series

VDV10182

Intel® SSD DC P4510 Series (EDSFF)

VDV10284

Intel® SSD DC P4511 Series (EDSFF)

VDV10284

Intel® SSD DC P4511 Series (M.2)

VDV10384

Intel SSD D5-P4320 Series

 

See workaround for non-Opal products below.

Intel SSD D5-P4420 Series

Intel SSD D5-P4326 Series

Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series

 

See workaround for non-Opal products below.

Intel® SSD DC P4600 Series

Intel® SSD DC P4501 Series

Intel® SSD DC P4608 Series

Intel® SSD DC S4510 Series (SFF)

XCV10140

Intel® SSD DC S4610 Series (M.2)

XC311140

Intel® SSD DC S4610 Series (SFF)

XCV10140

Intel® SSD DC S4610 Series (M.2)

XC311140

Intel SSD D7-P5608 Series

2CV1R106

Intel SSD D7-P5500 Series

1.1.5, 2CV1C030, 2CV1R106, 2CV1L029

Intel SSD D7-P5600 Series

1.1.5, 2CV1L029, 2CV1C030

 

For Non-Opal products, a workaround for this issue is to use the Block Erase capability supported by the device in one of the following ways:

  1. For affected NVMe devices, the Format NVM command can be used with Secure Erase Settings set to User Data Erase (001b).
  2. For affected NVMe devices that support the Sanitize command, the Sanitize command can be used with Sanitize Action (SANACT) set to either "Start a Block Erase sanitize operation" (010b) or "Start an Overwrite sanitize operation" (011b).
  3. For affected SATA devices, the BLOCK ERASE EXT or OVERWRITE EXT commands can be used.

Acknowledgements:

The following issue was found internally by Intel employees.  Intel would like to thank Ciprian Elies.

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 11/09/2021 Initial Release

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