BIOS Security Updates for Multiple Issues

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00041
Product family:  Multiple Intel Products
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Dec 23, 2014
Last revised:  Jan 07, 2015
Summary: 

New BIOS updates are available for Intel products. These updates harden the implementation against malicious inputs at various stages of the boot process and runtime.

Description: 

This update addresses issues identified in the process of resuming from a sleep state, processing data stored in non-volatile memory, and general availability of the platform. All of these issues assume that an attacker has first compromised the operating system.

Affected products: 

Product Name

Latest Versions

Update source

WY0033

 FY0045

 TY0039

 RKE0037

Recommendations: 

To mitigate these issues, Intel is releasing firmware updates for our impacted products. Intel highly recommends that users install the updates to mitigate this exposure.

Acknowledgements: 

Intel would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the issue and working with us: Rafal Wojtczuk from Bromium, Corey Kallenberg from the MITRE Corporation, and Intel Advanced Threat Research.

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
23-December-2014
Initial Release
1.1
07-January-2015
Updated Affected Products 

CVE Name:  CVE-2014-8274

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