The Basic Input/Output System, also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS, BIOS ROM or PC BIOS) is the firmware used to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs and to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup). Some potential security vulnerabilities have been reported on the 8th of this month on the impact/vulnerabilities in the BIOS firmware for some Intel® Processors which may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service, or information disclosure.
|Impact of vulnerability:||Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure|
All affected products are listed below and on the intel website and the recommendations are as well as I quote below. You may want to read more about the Intel vulnerabilities in the following URL
- 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family
- Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family
- Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family
- Intel® Xeon® Processor E Family
- Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family
- 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- 9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor Family
- Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family
- Intel® Atom® Processor C3XXX Family.
Intel recommends that users of listed Intel® Processors update to the latest versions provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.