Intel and AMD have announced fixes for many vulnerabilities on this Patch Tuesday, including for flaws that have been assigned a ‘high severity’ rating.
Over 50 vulnerabilities affecting the products of the chip giant have been covered by 24 new advisories released by Intel. Privilege escalation flaws of high severity are covered by seven advisories. One of these affects some Intel processors’ BIOS firmware, one the XMM 7560 Modem software, twelve the NUC BIOS firmware, three the chipset firmware, one the Data Center Manager (DCM) software, two the server boards.
They also affect one each the Active Management Technology (AMT) SDK, Endpoint Management Assistant (EMA), and Manageability Commander. Several high-severity chipset firmware flaws can be used to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.