Author/Editor: Xian Rui, Source: Fast Technology
In 2018, the three major vulnerabilities, such as fuses, ghosts and omen, and Intel's three major vulnerabilities and their variants made Intel's head burned. The frequent occurrence of security vulnerabilities had little effect on consumer processors, but enterprise users were different. These users were still the main players of Intel. Customers, to fix these vulnerabilities, must be done.
Vulnerabilities can never be repaired. New vulnerabilities will be discovered after repairing old ones. Intel has announced new security vulnerabilities. This time it involves a software product from Intel — — Intel processor diagnostic tool. It verifies the functionality of the Intel microprocessor, which checks for brand recognition, verifies processor operating frequency, tests specific processor functions, and performs stress tests on the processor.
According to information released by Intel, this vulnerability level is High, which may cause problems such as unauthorized escalation, denial of service, or information disclosure.
The main affected are the processor diagnostic tool version 18.104.22.168 and earlier, but don't worry, the vulnerability announced means that Intel has fixed the vulnerability. The updated processor diagnostic tool version 22.214.171.124 has been on July 3 The download is available on the day.
Having said that, most of the processor diagnostic tools are estimated to be useless. I am afraid that there are not many people who know this software, so the impact of this vulnerability is much smaller than the vulnerability on the processor.