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Intel Patches Nine-Year-Old Critical CPU Vulnerability

03
May
2017
Intel Patches Nine-Year-Old Critical CPU Vulnerability

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Intel patched a critical vulnerability that dates back nine years and impacts business desktop PCs that utilize the company’s Active Management Technology. According to an Intel security bulletin, the flaw could allow an adversary to elevate privileges on a vulnerable system.

Intel said there are two attack vectors that could be exploited. One allows a network attacker to gain system privileges to provision Intel systems running effected versions of Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel Standard Manageability (ISM).

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