Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Intel sold remotely exploitable workstation and server chips for almost nine years

Silicon manufacturing giant Intel has come under fire after it’s emerged that the company had sold workstation and server chips with a flaw that could see a remote attacker gain absolute control over the machine. The bug is found in Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel Small Business Technology firmware versions 6.x to 11.6. If exploited, it could give an attacker near-unfettered access to the targeted machine. AMT is a management tool that allows an authorized user to remotely manage a machine, giving serial access, and with the right drivers, it can offer a remote-desktop experience. Typically,…

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