Intel: Listen up, you NUC-leheads! Mini PCs and compute sticks just got a major security fix

Intel: Listen up, you NUC-leheads! Mini PCs and compute sticks just got a major security fix

Chipzilla patches firmware, drivers, SDKs


Hot on the heels of Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and SAP, Intel has dropped its monthly security bundle to address a series of seven CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its firmware and software.


The most serious of the seven is the patch for CVE-2019-11162, a vulnerability in the Intel Compute Improvement Program software. This program is an opt-in diagnostic tool that collects detailed information about the hardware it's running on and less-detailed information about activities like type of sites browsed, applications used and what region of the world the computer is being used in.


According to Intel, one of the drivers in the tool is actually the source of the vulnerability, which while serious is not exploitable ..