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Intel® 2019.1 Quarterly Security Release


Intel 2019.1 QSR covering Intel® CSME, SPS, TXE, & AMT updates, Intel® Firmware (UEFI) updates and Intel® Processor Microcode (MCU) updates

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Original release:   May 15, 2019


Advisory Description

Intel® CSME, SPS, TXE and Intel® AMT 2019.1 QSR Advisory (INTEL-SA-00213)
Multiple potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® Converged Security and Management Engine (Intel® CSME), Server Platform Services (SPS), Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) may allow users to potentially cause a denial of service, disclose information or an escalation of privilege. The detailed description of the vulnerabilities with high or critical CVSS base scores is as follows:
  • An insufficient access control vulnerability in Intel® Dynamic Application Loader software for Intel® CSME before versions 11.8.65, 11.11.65, 11.22.65, 12.0.35 and Intel® TXE 3.1.65, 4.0.15 may allow an unprivileged user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2019-0086)
  • An improper data sanitization vulnerability in subsystem in Intel® Server Platform Services before versions SPS_E5_04.00.04.381.0, SPS_E3_04.01.04.054.0, SPS_SoC-A_04.00.04.181.0, and SPS_SoC-X_04.00.04.086.0 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2019-0089)
  • An insufficient access control vulnerability in subsystem for Intel® CSME before version 12.0.35, Intel® Server Platform Services before version SPS_E3_05.00.04.027.0 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via physical access. (CVE-2019-0090)
  • A buffer overflow in subsystem in Intel® CSME before version 12.0.35 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via network access. (CVE-2019-0153)
  • A buffer overflow in subsystem in Intel® DAL (Dynamic Application Loader) before version 12.0.35 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2019-0170)
Potential Impact:
According to the information provided the potential impact of INTEL-SA-00213 is:

Denial of Service, Information Disclosure, Privilege Escalation


Intel® Firmware (UEFI) 2019.1 QSR Advisory (INTEL-SA-00223)
Multiple potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® firmware (UEFI) may allow users to potentially cause a denial of service or an escalation of privilege. The detailed description of the vulnerabilities with high CVSS base scores is as follows:
  • An insufficient access control vulnerability in Silicon Reference firmware for Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor, Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family may allow a privileged user to potentially enable an escalation of privilege or denial of service via local access. (CVE-2019-0126)
Potential Impact:
According to the information provided the potential impact of INTEL-SA-00223 is:

Denial of Service, Privilege Escalation


Intel® Processor Microcode (MCU) Updates (INTEL-SA-00233)
Multiple potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® processor microcode (MCU) may allow information disclosure. The detailed description of the vulnerabilities, known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) or "ZombieLoad", with medium or high CVSS base scores is as follows:
  • Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS): Store buffers on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access. (CVE-2018-12126)
  • Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS): Load ports on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access. (CVE-2018-12127)
  • Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS): Fill buffers on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access. (CVE-2018-12130)

MCUs will work in conjunction with updates to Operating System (OS) and Virtual Machine Manage (VMM) software provided by others. Where utilized, Intel® SGX attestation services will report whether the MCU update is applied, beginning June 11, 2019.

Potential Impact:
According to the information provided the potential impact of INTEL-SA-00233 is:

Information Disclosure


Additionally, multiple potential functional issues in Intel® processor microcode (MCU) may cause unpredictable system behavior, platform stability problems or could result in a platform reset. The detailed description of the issues (no CVEs and no CVSS base scores – FUNCTIONAL issue) is as follows:

Amber Lake Y; Broadwell H,U,Y; Coffee Lake H,S,U; KabyLake G,H,S,U,X,Y,RU; Skylake H,S,U/Y,X; Whiskey Lake U

Under complex microarchitectural conditions, software using Intel® TSX (Transactional Synchronization Extensions) may result in unpredictable system behavior. Intel® has only seen this under synthetic testing conditions. Intel® is not aware of any commercially available software exhibiting this behavior.

Amber Lake Y; Broadwell H,U,Y; Coffee Lake H,S,U; Haswell H,U; KabyLake G,H,S,U,X,Y,RU; Skylake H,S,U/Y,X; Whiskey Lake U

"MCE" - Addresses potential platform stability issues which could result in platform reset and MCE (IA32_MCi_STATUS.MSCOD=00FH), (IA32_MCI_ STATUS. MCACOD=0150H).

CVE Reference (INTEL-SA-00213, INTEL-SA-00223, INTEL-SA-00233)
Intel® CSME, SPS, TXE and Intel® AMT 2019.1 QSR Advisory (INTEL-SA-00213)
CVE NumberCVSS Base Score
CVE-2019-00867.8 (High)
CVE-2019-00898.1 (High)
CVE-2019-00907.1 (High)
CVE-2019-00916.6 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00926.8 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00932.3 (Low)
CVE-2019-00944.3 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00966.7 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00974.9 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00985.7 (Medium)
CVE-2019-00995.7 (Medium)
CVE-2019-01539.0 (Critical)
CVE-2019-01708.2 (High)

Intel® Intel® Firmware (UEFI) 2019.1 QSR Advisory (INTEL-SA-00223)
CVE NumberCVSS Base Score
CVE-2019-01195.7 (Medium)
CVE-2019-01205.3 (Medium)
CVE-2019-01267.2 (High)

Intel® Processor Microcode (MCU) Updates (INTEL-SA-00233)
CVE NumberCVSS Base Score
CVE-2018-121266.5 (Medium)
CVE-2018-121276.5 (Medium)
CVE-2018-121306.5 (Medium)
CVE-2019-110913.8 (Low)

Links for Technical Details
Technical details of the potential security vulnerabilities and functional issues are documented online:

Affection and Remediation

Affected Fujitsu Products
A number of Fujitsu products are affected by these vulnerabilities. Fujitsu is working to distribute patches for all affected products that are currently supported. Older systems that are no longer supported will not be patched.

An overview of the affected Client Computing Devices (e.g. CELSIUS, ESPRIMO, FUTRO, LIFEBOOK, STYLISTIC) and Server products (PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST) can be found here:

List of affected Fujitsu products (APL)

This page will be updated regularly as soon as new information is available. Besides a list of affected systems, also more detailed advice will follow.

Recommended Steps for Remediation
Remediation via BIOS Update
Step 1: Determine whether you have an affected system.
Refer to the list of affected Fujitsu products (APL). This list is updated regularly.

Before proceeding, please check the expected availability of the relevant BIOS update package.

Step 2: Download and install the BIOS update package.
To download and install the BIOS update package, please go to the Fujitsu Technical Support page and follow these steps:
  • Select "Select a new Product" (button)
  • Select "Browse for Product"
  • Select "product line"
  • Select "product group" and "product family".
  • Download and install the latest BIOS update package
Step 3: Use the Intel-SA-00185 Detection Tool to verify that the issue has been remediated.


Remediation via Management Engine (ME) Update
Step 1: Determine whether you have an affected system.
Refer to the list of affected Fujitsu products (APL). This list is updated regularly.

Before proceeding, please check the expected availability of the relevant ME update package.

Step 2: Download the ME update package.
To download the ME update package, please go to the Fujitsu Technical Support page and follow these steps:
  • Select "Select a new Product" (button)
  • Select "Browse for Product"
  • Select "product line"
  • Select "product group" and "product family".
  • Download and install the latest BIOS update package
Step 3: Preparation.
After downloading the .zip file, containing the ME Firmware Update Pack, extract all files/directories/subdirectories in the Firmware.ME directory (\Firmware.ME) of the .zip file to the desired directory on the hard drive.

Step 4: ME Update Procedure.
The "Firmware.ME" directory contains the ME update files which can be used in Windows environment. Run "update.bat" in Windows cmd environment with administrative privileges to start the ME flash procedure. Please choose 32-bit or 64-bit directory if using a Windows 32-bit or a Windows 64-bit installation.

Hints:
  • To run the ME Update procedure using a Windows installation, it is necessary to have the Windows "HECI" driver installed. Please use the Intel(R) Active Management Technology Driver package for Windows.
  • To run the ME Update procedure using a Windows PE installation, it is necessary to have the Windows "HECI" driver installed. This can be done at runtime by "drvload.exe< Path to HECI.INF>\HECI.INF". The "HECI" driver can be extracted from the Intel(R) Active Management Technology Driver package for Windows.

Links for Software Security Updates
Vendor Fujitsu
support.ts.fujitsu.com

Vendor Intel
security-center.intel.com/


Further Information

Contact Details
Should you require any further security-related assistance, please contact: G02D-psirt@ts.fujitsu.com.
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