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Registered: ‎08-23-2012
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ThinkPad Embedded Controller Update Vulnerability - BIOS Update

Summary Description:

A vulnerability (CVE Identifier: CVE-2019-6171) was reported in older ThinkPad systems that could allow a user with administrative privileges or physical access the ability to update the Embedded Controller with unsigned firmware.


Mitigation Strategy for Customers (what you should do to protect yourself):

Update to the version of BIOS (or later) described for your system in the product impact section.


Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), Panda Dome Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, OpenDNS Family Shield, SpywareBlaster, MVPS HOSTS, MBAE, MCShield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, SAS (on-demand scanner), EDGE, Firefox, PaleMoon
[I am experimenting with Sandboxie, and believe computer-users who sandbox are acting prudently.]

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