Potential vulnerability in Intel® SSD Data Center Family for SATA

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00050
Product family:  Intel® SSD Data Center Family for SATA
Impact of vulnerability Denial of Service
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Mar 15, 2016
Last revised:  Mar 15, 2016
Summary: 

If the Intel SSD Data Center Family for SATA product receives certain commands that violate the SATA protocol, the drive may stop responding to host commands and, in that event, user data will be inaccessible.

Description: 

The Intel SSD Data Center Family for SATA product series was designed to the ATA-ACS specification. If the Intel SSD Data Center Family for SATA product receives certain commands that violate the SATA protocol, the drive may stop responding to host commands and, in that event, user data will be inaccessible. There is no risk of data corruption as a result of this issue. Platforms with a host implementation that complies with the SATA protocol are not at risk for this issue.

Affected products: 

Product Name

Impacted

Firmware Versions

Mitigated

Firmware Versions

Update Source

Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series

D2010370,

D2011370

D2012370

For firmware update: Use the Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center Tool v3.0.0 available from the
Intel Download Center (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23931/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Data-Center-Tool)

Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series

5DV10270,
5DV11270

5DV12270

Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3500 M.2 Series, Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3500 HD Series

G2010100,
G2010110,
G2010120,
G2010130,
G2010140,
G2010141

G2010150

Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3510 Series, Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3610 Series, Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3710 Series

Recommendations: 

Intel recommends that customers with affected product should download and apply the mitigated firmware version using the Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center Tool, which is available from the Intel Download Center (https://downloadcenter.intel.com).

Acknowledgements: 

Intel became aware of this issue during internal compatibility validation testing.

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
15-March-2016
Initial Release


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