Intel BIOS Firmware CVE-2022-30704 (INTEL-SA-00717)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187097


The BIOS firmware on the remote host is affected by CVE-2022-30704.


The version of the Intel BIOS on the remote device is affected by a vulnerability as identified in the INTEL-SA-00717 advisory.

- Improper initialization in the Intel(R) TXT SINIT ACM for some Intel(R) Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2022-30704)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Contact your system OEM for updated firmware per the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187097

File Name: intel_sa_00717_cve-2022-30704.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/19/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:M/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-30704


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SMB/WMI/Available

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-30704