Vulnerability hits Intel enterprise PCs going back 10 years
Intel is reporting a firmware vulnerability that could let attackers take over remote management functions on computers built over nearly the past decade.
The vulnerability, disclosed on Monday, affects features in Intel firmware that are designed for enterprise IT management.
Enterprises using Intel Active Management Technology, Intel Small Business Technology and Intel Standard Manageability on their systems should patch them as soon as possible, the company says.
The vulnerable firmware features can be found in some current Core processors and all the way back to Intel’s first-generation Core, called Nehalem, which shipped in 2008. They’re part of versions 6.0 through 11.6 of Intel’s manageability firmware.