Insider Threat vulnerability, a new threat that affects the iGPU, was recently discovered by researchers at IBM Research.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to exploit the weakness to access information that is stored in an embedded memory buffer of an Intel Xeon E5-2687 processor.
The vulnerability was found in the Intel Atom platform, a processor that Intel has previously been known to support in conjunction with the Intel QuickSync video technology.
The flaw could allow an attacker, with a physical access to the iDRAC, to remotely execute code from the user-mode kernel that controls the video-output device.
This vulnerability has been patched by Intel.
The iDRACE software has been updated to address the vulnerability and is currently available to developers and customers.
In a blog post published today, Intel stated that the security of the iDrive firmware was reviewed and confirmed to be safe.
The company added that it has not discovered any other vulnerabilities affecting Intel’s QuickSync system.