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Intel SPI Flash Flaw Lets Attackers Alter or Delete BIOS/UEFI Firmware


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#1 TheJoker

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:33 PM

Intel has addressed a vulnerability in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behavior of the chip's SPI Flash memory —a mandatory component used during the boot-up process.

 

According to Lenovo, who recently deployed the Intel fixes, "the configuration of the system firmware device (SPI flash) could allow an attacker to block BIOS/UEFI updates, or to selectively erase or corrupt portions of the firmware."

 

Intel has released updates that PC and motherboard vendors are expected to deploy as firmware patches or BIOS/UEFI updates.

 

Read the entire article at https://www.bleeping...-uefi-firmware/


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