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HPSBHF03715 rev. 1 - Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Software February 2021 Security Update

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

Release date : 05-Feb-2021

Last updated : 05-Feb-2021

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

Intel has informed HP of a potential security vulnerability identified in the Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory installer for Windows* Server 2019 which may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.
Reference Number
INTEL-SA-00436 Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Advisory (in English): CVE- 2020-24451; PSR-2021-0023
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
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Intel has released updates to mitigate the potential vulnerability. HP has identified affected platforms and corresponding SoftPaqs with minimum versions that mitigate the potential vulnerability. See the affected platforms listed below.
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Desktop Workstation PCs

Product Name
Component Type
Minimum Version
SoftPaq #
SoftPaq Link
HP Z6 G4 Workstation
HP Z8 G4 Workstation
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REVISION HISTORY : Version: 1 - 09 February 2021 Initial release.

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