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                             19 December 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Intel Power Management Controller
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise        -- Existing Account
                   Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-3643  

Reference:         ESB-2018.2759

Original Bulletin: 

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Power Management Controller (PMC) Security Advisory

Intel ID: 	INTEL-SA-00131
Advisory Category: 	Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: 	Escalation of Privilege, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: 	HIGH
Original release: 	09/11/2018
Last revised: 	12/18/2018


A potential security vulnerability in power management controller firmware may
allow escalation of privilege and/ or information disclosure. Intel is
releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-3643

Description: A vulnerability in Power Management Controller firmware in systems
using specific Intel(R) Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME) before
version 11.8.55, 11.11.55, 11.21.55, 12.0.6 or Intel(R) Server Platform
Services firmware before version 4.x.04 may allow an attacker with
administrative privileges to uncover certain platform secrets via local access
or to potentially execute arbitrary code.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High


Affected Products:

Systems using the following firmware versions and associated products are

Products containing Intel(R) Server Platform Services firmware version 4.x:

|Impacted Product                                                 |Mitigated FW version|
|Intel(R) Atom(R) Processor C3000 Series Platform                 |       |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) D-2100 Processor Family Platform                |       |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processor Family Platforms             |       |
|Intel(R) C620 Series Chipset Family (PCIe End Point Mode)        |       |
|Intel(R) QuickAssist Adapter 8960/8970 Products                  |4.x.05              |

Products containing Intel(R) CSME firmware version 11.x or later:

|Impacted Product                                                |Mitigated FW(CSME)     |
|                                                                |version                |
|6th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family Platforms     |11.8.55                |
|7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family Platforms     |11.8.55                |
|8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family Platforms     |12.0.6                 |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200/1500 v5 Processor Family Platforms     |11.8.55                |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200/1500 v6 Processor Family Platforms     |11.8.55                |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) W Processor Family Platform                    |11.11.55               |
|Intel(R) Core(TM) X-Series Processor Family Platform            |11.11.55               |
|Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processors                            |11.21.55               |


Intel recommends that end users should check with their system manufacturers
and apply any available updates as soon as practical, based on the versions
listed above, or higher.


This issue was found internally by Intel.

Revision History
Revision 	Date 	Description
1.0 	09/11/2018 	Initial Release
1.1 	12/18/2018 	Vulnerability description updated

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Intel Corporation 2018

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