Security Advisory - Intel TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) Vulnerability

  • SA No INSPUR-SA-202003-001
  • Initial Release Date 2020-03-10 14:11:49
  • last Release Date 2020-05-06 11:05:38
  • Source Intel Security Advisory
  • Potential Security Impact Local: Disclosure of Information,Denial of Service
Vulnerability Summary

On November 12, 2019, Intel disclosed several potential security vulnerabilities. These potential security vulnerabilities may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure. Intel is releasing firmware and software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities. Inspur products are affected by the following vulnerabilities:
Intel-SA-00240: CVE-2019-0151
Insufficient memory protection in Intel(R) TXT for certain Intel(R) Core Processors and Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
Intel-SA-00270: CVE-2019-11135
TSX Asynchronous Abort condition on some CPUs utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.
Intel-SA-00271: CVE-2019-11139
Improper conditions check in the voltage modulation interface for some Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.
Intel-SA-00280: CVE-2019-11136, CVE-2019-11137
Potential security vulnerabilities(insufficient input validation、insufficient access control) in Intel firmware may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service and/or information disclosure.
The affected products and corresponding update versions are shown in the table below.

Vulnerability Scoring Details
CVE V3.1 Vector(Base) Base Score V3.1 Vector(Temporal Score) Temporal Score
CVE-2019-0151 AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H 6.7 E:P/RL:O/RC:C 6.0
CVE-2019-11135 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N 6.5 E:P/RL:O/RC:C 5.9
CVE-2019-11139 AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H 6.0 E:P/RL:O/RC:C 5.4
CVE-2019-11136 AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H 6.7 E:P/RL:O/RC:C 6.0
CVE-2019-11137 AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H 8.2 E:P/RL:O/RC:C 7.4

Fixed Product Version
Product BIOS Update version
NF5180M5 NF5180M5_BIOS_4.1.8_Standard_20200117
NS5162M5 NS5162M5_BIOS_4.1.9_Standard_20191214
NF5266M5 NF5266M5_BIOS_3.1.4_Standard_20191222
NF5270M5 NF5270M5_BIOS_4.1.3_standard_20191122
NF5468M5 NF5468M5_BIOS_4.1.13_Standard_20200121
NF5280M5 NF5280M5_BIOS_4.1.13_Standard_20200116
SN5161M5 SN5161M5_BIOS_4.1.04_Standard_20200228
NF5288M5 NF5288M5_BIOS_4.1.06_Standard_20191127
NF5466M5 NF5466M5_BIOS_4.1.13_Standard_20200116
NF8380M5 NF8380M5_BIOS_4.1.4_Standard_20200117
NF5488M5_BIOS_4.1. 0_Standard_20200103
NX5460M5 NX5460M5_BIOS_4.1.05_Standard_20200218
NF8480M5 NF8480M5_BIOS_4.1.11_Standard_20191226
TS860M5 TS860M5_BIOS_4.1.11_Standard_20200303
NF8260M5 NF8260M5_BIOS_4.1.12_Standard_20200115


Inspur provides method to update CPU Microcode of its various products as mentioned in the table above.Download your product’s corresponding BIOS image and perform the BIOS upgrade.
Please visit the Support Center site for updates on the applicable products.

Revision History

20200310-V1.0-Initial Release

20200317-V1.1-Updated The Fix Version

20200403-V1.2-Updated The Fix Version


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