Configuration Bypass During S3 Resume

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00043
Product family:  Multiple Intel Products
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Jun 29, 2015
Last revised:  Aug 13, 2015
Summary: 

System firmware of certain products does not completely protect platform configuration data.

Description: 

During resume from sleep, system firmware needs to reinitialize hardware to a secured configuration. In order to protect against malware that has already compromised an OS, firmware must protect all of this configuration data and the mechanism by which it is processed. This firmware update adds protections to the platform configuration data.

Affected products: 

Client Products

Product Name
Latest Versions
Update source
0040
0058
0042
0044
0051
0057 
0071
0330 
0162
0130
0152
0457

Server Products

Product Name
Latest Versions
Update source
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004
R02.05.0004

 

Recommendations: 

Intel strongly recommends that users install the above firmware updates to mitigate this issue.

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 LegbaCore, and Intel Advanced Threat Research.

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
29-June-2015
Initial Release
1.1
30-June-2015
Updated NUC products/link
1.2
06-July-2015
Updated affected products
1.3
13-Aug-2015
Updated affected products 

CVE Name:  CVE-2014-8274

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