Recently, Intel said in a report that because of some flaws in the BIOS servers, the whole Intel processor families are witnessing some vulnerabilities. It is leading to deploying of threat actors and malware to affect the devices.
The flaws were discovered by SentinelOne and are tracked as CVE-2021-0157 and CVE-2021-0158, and both have a CVSS v3 score of 8.2 which is considered to be high.
Intel also says that the hackers cannot do anything until and unless they have the access to the physical access of the devices. So, even if they were able to get access to the devices and make them vulnerable, they cannot harm any information whatsoever.
The affected products, according to Intel, are the following:
- Intel® Xeon® Processor E Family
- Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
- Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family
- 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
- 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
- 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
- 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
- Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
- Intel® Celeron® Processor N Series
- Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor Series
For now, even Intel is not sure about the severity of the flaws, but, as a precautionary measure, Intel has advised all the users with the affected devices to fix the vulnerabilities by updating the BIOS firmware.