Denial of service in Intel Optane PMem



Published: 2021-08-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-0083
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Xeon W processor 3200 series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Optane Persistent Memory
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU55811

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0083

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A local administrator can pass specially crafted input to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon W processor 3200 series: All versions

Intel Optane Persistent Memory: before 2.2.0.1547


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00512.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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