Security Flaws in AMI BMC Can Make Many Data Centers and Clouds Vulnerable to Attacks

Security Flaws

Researchers at firmware and hardware security company Eclypsium have identified several potentially serious vulnerabilities in baseboard management controller (BMC) firmware made by AMI (American Megatrends) and used by some of the world’s biggest server manufacturers.

Eclypsium began examining the firmware in August after discovering a data leak that was allegedly caused by AMI. In order to ensure that any vulnerabilities were patched in case malicious actors were also searching for security flaws to exploit, the company decided to examine the leaked software.

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The focus of the analysis was AMI’s MegaRAC BMC, which is employed by businesses like AMD, Ampere, Asrock, Asus, Arm, Dell, Gigabyte, HPE, Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Quanta, and Tyan.

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