Intel is warning users of a high severity flaw found within their firmware of it’s ‘Converged Security and Management Engine’ (CSME) which is used to power Intel’s ‘Active Management System’ hardware for the purpose of remote out-of-band management to consumers. This flaw could enable an attacker to conduct Privilege Escalation, Information Disclosure and Denial of Service.
Intel is a very large corporation most known for their processors. A recent flaw within Intel’s ‘VTune Profiler’ software could enable anyone to upgrade their privileges if exploited correctly. This software is a performance monitoring & analysis application mainly used for serial and multi threaded application developers.