Intel has recently warned its users against a rare critical-severity vulnerability, which is impacting several of its server systems, motherboards, as well as compute modules. Intel noted that this flaw could enable the remote, unauthenticated hackers to get escalated privileges.
The critical flaw has been described as CVE-2020-8708, and on the CVSS scale, it has a score of 9.6 out of 10. It exists within the firmware of Emulex Pilot 3, and several motherboards use it. This baseboard-management controller (BMC) is a service processor – which monitors the physical state of a system, network server, and other hardware devices with the help of specialized sensors.