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Colossal Intel Update Anchored by Critical Privilege-Escalation Bugs

Colossal Intel Update Anchored by Critical Privilege-Escalation Bugs
In a monumental update, Intel has released 40 security advisories, addressing critical- and high-severity flaws across its Active Management Technology, Wireless Bluetooth and NUC products.
A massive Intel security update this month addresses flaws across a myriad of products – most notably, critical bugs that can be exploited by unauthenticated cybercriminals in order to gain escalated privileges. These critical flaws exist in products related to Wireless Bluetooth – including various Intel Wi-Fi modules and wireless network adapters – as well as in its remote out-of-band management tool, Active Management Technology (AMT).


Overall, Intel released 40 security advisories on Tuesday, each addressing critical-, high- and medium-severity vulnerabilities across various products. That by far trumps October’s Intel security update, which resolved one high-severity flaw in BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth protocol stack that provides support for core Bluetooth layers and protocols to Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices.

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