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Intel Patches Many Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Server Boards

August 12, 2020

One advisory published by the tech giant describes over 20 vulnerabilities affecting Intel Server Boards, Server Systems and Compute Modules. A majority of the flaws can be exploited for privilege escalation, and a few of them can allow an attacker — one of them can be exploited without authentication — to launch DoS attacks via local access.

The most serious of the security holes is CVE-2020-8708, a critical improper authentication issue that allows an unauthenticated attacker to elevate privileges via adjacent access. Server Boards, Server Systems and Compute Modules prior to version 1.59 are impacted.

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