#VU63179 Input validation error in 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors


Published: 2022-05-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63179

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0159

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor: Intel

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the BIOS authenticated code module. A local user can pass specially crafted data to the affected module and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions


CPE

External links
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00601.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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