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Intel Patches High-Severity Flaw in Processor Diagnostic Tool

July 10, 2019

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Intel has patched a high-severity vulnerability in its processor diagnostic tool, which could allow local attackers to launch several malicious attacks on affected devices, such as escalation of privilege or denial of service.

The Intel Processor Diagnostic tool is a free product that allows users to test and diagnose any issues in their processor before having to contact tech support. Intel on Tuesday released the patch in tandem with a fix for a medium-severity security vulnerability in its S4500/S4600 lineup of Solid State Drives (SSD) for data centers.

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