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Nine-Year-Old Critical Vulnerability Affects Intel Active Management Technology

Intel issued a critical alert  Monday concerning an escalation of privilege vulnerability affecting Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Small Business Technology (SBT), and Intel Standard Manageability. Firmware updates are available in all cases — but that’s not the end of the story.

According to Intel, the vulnerability (CVE-2017-5689) can be accessed in two ways. Where AMT and ISM have been provisioned, an unprivileged network attacker could gain system privileges. Where not provisioned, a local attacker could provision them and gain local system privileges on AMT, ISM and SBT. Intel gives no details on the vulnerability itself.

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