Positive Technologies: Intel x86 Root of Trust: loss of trust

[…]A vulnerability has been found in the ROM of the Intel Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME). This vulnerability jeopardizes everything Intel has done to build the root of trust and lay a solid security foundation on the company’s platforms. The problem is not only that it is impossible to fix firmware errors that are hard-coded in the Mask ROM of microprocessors and chipsets. The larger worry is that, because this vulnerability allows a compromise at the hardware level, it destroys the chain of trust for the platform as a whole.[…]

https://blog.ptsecurity.com/2020/03/intelx86-root-of-trust-loss-of-trust.html

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