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System firmware Can Be Erased or Corrupted After Boot


1 Jun 2013
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Intel has issued new guidance relating to SPI controllers inside multiple Intel chipsets. 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. This would most likely result in a visible malfunction, but could in rare circumstances result in arbitrary code execution.

Severity: High

Scope of Impact: Industry-wide

CVE Identifier: CVE-2017-5703

Affected products:
Platforms based on:

8th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
7th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
6th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
5th generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processor N3520, N2920, and N28XX
Intel® Atom™ Processor x7-Z8XXX, x5-8XXX Processor Family
Intel® Pentium™ Processor J3710 and N37XX
Intel® Celeron™ Processor J3XXX
Intel® Atom™ x5-E8000 Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor J4205 and N4200
Intel® Celeron® Processor J3455, J3355, N3350, and N3450
Intel® Atom™ Processor x7-E39XX Processor
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v5 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v4 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v3 Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family
Intel® Xeon® Phi™ Processor x200
Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family
Intel® Atom™ Processor C Series

Mitigation Strategy for Customers (what you should do to protect yourself):
update to the appropriate BIOS/UEFI version with the Intel recommended changes for your model

Intel® Product Security Center

For lenovo computer instruction is here
System firmware Can Be Erased or Corrupted After Boot

For other manufacturer check your computer manufacturer website for BIOS update
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