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intel Security researchers have found many bugs in Intel’s remote administration feature called Management Engine

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intel Security researchers have found many bugs in Intel’s remote administration feature called Management Engine that could give hackers “insidious” control over millions of PCs across the world, servers and processor platforms. The chip-making giant

intel Security researchers have found many bugs in Intel’s remote administration feature called Management Engine that could
give hackers “insidious” control over millions of PCs across the world, servers and processor platforms. The chip-making giant
has given a security

 


alert listing several vulnerabilities in ME , the remote server management tool Server Platform Services and its hardware
authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine.

according media reports, Intel said the patches were in response to external researchers who
brought to many vulnerabilities issue to its’ attention earlier this year. That external vulnerability notification triggered an
internal review of Intel’s own Management Engine, Trusted Execution Engine and Server Platform Services.Intel said it had
developed software patches to eliminate the vulnerabilities problems, but listed only one
manufacturer—Lenovo—that had created a way for customers to actually update their computers. While some other PC makers
listed fixes on their own web sites, some of the vulnerable chips reside in smart, connected devices (part of the so-called
Internet of Things) and may never be updated. Update: Later on Tuesday, Intel added links for the fixes for customers of Dell
and its own hardware products.
an attacker could gain unauthorized access to platform, Intel ME feature, and third party secrets protected by the Intel
Management Engine <ME>, Intel Server Platform Service
(SPS), or Intel Trusted Execution Engine <TXE>,” according to the advisory.Intel told customers should look to their PC
manufacturers for fixes that has been arise. “ intel told We worked with equipment manufacturers on firmware and software updates
addressing these
vulnerabilities problem , and these updates are available now for some user,” the company said in a statement . “Businesses,
systems
administrators, and system owners using computers or devices that incorporate these Intel products should check with their
equipment manufacturers or vendors for updates for their systems, and fix this problem as soon as possible.”

bug found in
Intel Core processors from the 6th generation , 7th generation , & 8th Generation
families—the processors in most desktop and laptop computers since 2015;
Multiple Xeon processor lines, including the Xeon Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family, Xeon Processor Scalable family,
and Xeon Processor W family;
The Atom C3000 Processor and Lake Atom Processor E3900 series for networked and embedded devices and Internet of
Things platforms, and
Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron™ N and J series Processors for mobile computing.

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