Information disclosure in Intel processors code optimization feature



Published: 2022-05-17 | Updated: 2022-06-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-21151
CWE-ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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10th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Pentium Processor Silver Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Celeron Processor J Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Celeron Processor N Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

6th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

7th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

9th Generation Intel Core Processors
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU63348

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21151

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to an error during processor optimization removal or modification of security-critical code. A local privileged user can gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

10th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Pentium Processor Silver Series: All versions

Intel Celeron Processor J Series: All versions

Intel Celeron Processor N Series: All versions

8th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

6th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

7th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

9th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00617.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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