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  1. This week has been quite busy for users having to update their systems. The tech giants like Microsoft and Adobe have rolled-out their monthly Patch Tuesdayupdates. It seems Intel didn’t want to miss this important time, and so, they have also released security fixes. Reportedly, the recently released Intel patches addressed multiple security flaws that affected its different products. Intel Patches Three High-Severity Security Flaws The Intel patches include fixes for three high-severity security bugs that could result in privilege escalation. The first vulnerability existed in Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. Exploiting this bug could allow escalation of privileges to an potential attacker. As explained by Intel in the security advisory, The vulnerability, CVE-2018-12177, achieved a CVSS base score of 7.8 – the highest of all vulnerabilities patched with this update bundle. Intel has recommended that users update their systems to Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software version 20.90.0.7 or later. The second vulnerability (CVE-2018-18098) affected Intel® SGX SDK and Intel® SGX Platform Software. Describing the bug, Intel state: Intel has patched this flaw, together with a medium-severity bug (discussed below) in the latest software versions. These include, Intel® SGX Platform Software for Windows version 2.2.100 or later Intel® SGX Platform Software for Linux version 2.4.100 or later Intel® SGX SDK for Windows version 2.2.100 or later Intel® SGX SDK for Linux version 2.4.100 The third bug, CVE-2019-0088, affected the Intel® System Support Utility for Windows. Explaining about it, Intel states: Intel has patched the flaw in Intel® System Support Utility for Windows v.2.5.0.15 and later. Thus, the users may upgrade their systems with the patched version. Multiple Medium-Severity Bugs Also Fixed Among the medium-severity bugs, the first one targeted the Intel® SGX SDK and Intel® SGX Platform Software (CVE-2018-12155). Exploiting this flaw could result in information disclosure. As described by Intel in the advisory, Another medium severity bug (CVE-2018-12166) affected Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X that may trigger denial-of-service. According to Intel, In addition to the above, Intel also released fixes for two more privilege escalation bugs having medium severity ratings. These include CVE-2018-3703 that affected Intel® SSD Data Center Tool for Windows and CVE-2017-3718 that threatened the system firmware for Intel® NUC. Source
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