Intel Security Update
Date: 10 July 2018
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently published security update by Intel.
Intel has released firmware updates to improve System Management Mode (SMM) protection. Incorrect handling of memory types in Tianocore firmware could potentially allow a local attacker to bypass SMM protections on memory.
Firmware based on Tianocore
CVE Reference: CVE-2018-3614
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
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