Intel has released their September 2020 platform update addressing nine security vulnerabilities detailed over five security advisories. One of the flaws addressed is within Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) platform. AMT is a remote management platform designed to manage machines with certain Intel processors through the network, independent of the operating system. INTEL-SA-00404 is an advisory warning of a possible escalation of privilege due to “improper buffer restrictions” in AMT’s networking implementation. All versions before 11.8.79, 11.12.79, 11.22.79, 12.0.68 and 14.0.39 are affected by this flaw. Even in cases where AMT is available but not configured, authenticated users with local access may still be able to escalate privileges.
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