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Advisory - Stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and update drivers!


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An advisory from Intel warns users that they should immediately remove and discontinue use of their longtime offered Intel Matrix Storage Manager software solution provided with many Intel chipset based products, including many Intel platform based motherboards.

The company is discontinuing this software and advises that users remove it from their systems immediately.  The vulnerability in question allows a privilege of escalation attack by a local authenticated user (i.e. someone with local device access with malicious intent who knows how to exploit the vulnerability).

This update comes at the same time as a series of other major advisories including a vulnerability in their integrated graphics drivers as well as one in their USB 3.0 Creator Utility.

Updates for their graphics drivers which patch that vulnerability are available either through Windows Update or directly from Intel's website for supported devices/chipsets and operating systems.

Thankfully, none of these vulnerabilities seems to have any impact unless the attacker has direct, physical access to your device, but it's still a good idea to take action and patch as soon as possible.

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I have no idea, but you can try Windows Update and check Intel's website, but unfortunately Intel has become pretty bad of late about abandoning hardware and older operating systems much sooner than they used to ever since their agreement with Microsoft to cease support for pre-10 Windows versions for their latest chips/hardware.

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