#VU72455 Improper access control in 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Published: 2023-02-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU72455

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0187


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Intel


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

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions in the BIOS firmware. A local user can execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

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Vulnerable software versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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