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Intel Patches Many Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Server Boards

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Aug
2020
Intel Patches Many Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Server Boards

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One advisory published by the tech giant describes over 20 vulnerabilities affecting Intel Server Boards, Server Systems and Compute Modules. A majority of the flaws can be exploited for privilege escalation, and a few of them can allow an attacker — one of them can be exploited without authentication — to launch DoS attacks via local access.

The most serious of the security holes is CVE-2020-8708, a critical improper authentication issue that allows an unauthenticated attacker to elevate privileges via adjacent access. Server Boards, Server Systems and Compute Modules prior to version 1.59 are impacted.

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