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HPSBHF03626 rev. 1 - Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Advisory

Notice: The information in this security bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release date : 09-Aug-2019

Last updated : 09-Aug-2019

Potential Security Impact:
Escalation of Privilege
Source: HP, HP Product Security Response Team (PSRT)
Reported By: Intel

HP has been notified of a potential security vulnerability with the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Driver, which may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is not releasing updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability and has issued a Product Discontinuation notice for the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Driver.
Reference Number
CVE-2019-0164, Intel SA-00243 (in English), PSR-2019-0168
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
All published versions of the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver.
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CVSS 3.0 Base Metric
Base Vector
Base Score
Intel has issued a Product Discontinuation notice for the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver and recommends that users of the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver uninstall it or discontinue use at their earliest convenience. This does not affect Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 functionality when used with in operating systems with native support (Windows 10 RS5 and later).
HP is retiring all support for the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver, including the removal of any SoftPaq and technical whitepaper for the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver.
Product Name
Latest Rev.
SoftPaq #
SoftPaq Link
HP Z440 Workstation
HP Z640 Workstation
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REVISION HISTORY : Version: 1 - 9 August 2019 Initial release

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