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The management engine on the remote host is affected by a remote code
The Intel Management Engine on the remote host has Active Management
Technology (AMT) enabled and is running Intel manageability firmware
version 6.x prior to 188.8.131.5235, 7.x prior to 184.108.40.20672, 8.x prior
to 220.127.116.1108, 9.0.x or 9.1.x prior to 18.104.22.16824, 9.5.x prior to
22.214.171.12412, 10.0.x prior to 10.0.55.3000, 11.0.18.x prior to
126.96.36.19903, 11.0.22.x prior to 188.8.131.5201, 11.0.x prior to
184.108.40.20601, 11.6.12.x prior to 220.127.116.1102, or else 11.5.x or
11.6.x prior to 18.104.22.16864. It is, therefore, affected by a remote
code execution vulnerability due to insecure read and write
operations. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to
execute arbitrary code.
Note that the vulnerability is only exploitable remotely if either
Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability
(ISM), or Small Business Technology (SBT) is enabled. However, a local
attacker can still exploit the vulnerability even if these components
are disabled by simply re-enabling the components.
Also, note that due to the low-level implementation of Intel ME,
Nessus may not be able to identify its version on the remote host at
See also :
Contact your system OEM for updated firmware per the vendor advisory.
Alternatively, apply these mitigations per the INTEL-SA-00075
mitigation guide :
- Unprovision Intel manageability SKU clients.
- Disable or remove the Local Manageability Service (LMS).
- Configure local manageability configuration restrictions.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0