#VU65221 Processor optimization removal or modification of security-critical code


Published: 2022-07-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU65221

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-28693

CWE-ID: CWE-1037

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Intel Xeon E Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Xeon W Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Core X-series Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
10th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology
Hardware solutions / Firmware
11th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Celeron Processor 5000 Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware
12th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
Intel Celeron Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware
9th Generation Intel Core Processors
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Intel

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to unprotected alternative channel of return branch target prediction. A local user can gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Intel Xeon E Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon W Processors: All versions

Intel Core X-series Processors: All versions

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

10th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology: All versions

11th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

8th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series: All versions

Intel Celeron Processor 5000 Series: All versions

12th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Celeron Processors: All versions

9th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions


CPE

External links
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00707.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/articles/technical/software-security-guidance/advisory-guidance/return-stack-buffer-underflow.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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