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CVE-2020-8696

Published: 10 November 2020

Improper removal of sensitive information before storage or transfer in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

Ezra Caltum, Joseph Nuzman, Nir Shildan and Ofir Joseff discovered that some Intel(R) Processors did not properly remove sensitive information before storage or transfer in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

2.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
intel-microcode
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (3.20201110.0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
eoan Ignored
(end of life)
focal
Released (3.20201110.0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
groovy
Released (3.20201110.0ubuntu0.20.10.1)
trusty
Released (3.20201110.0ubuntu0.14.04.1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (3.20201110.0ubuntu0.16.04.1)

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 2.8
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity High
Privileges required Low
User interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity impact None
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N