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Article Number: 000189473


DSA-2021-146: Dell Client Platform Security Update for Intel® BIOS Shared SW Architecture (BSSA) Design for Test (DFT) Feature

Summary: Dell Client Commercial platforms requires a security update to address a vulnerability in Intel® BIOS Shared SW Architecture (BSSA) Design for Test (DFT) Feature.

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Impact

High

Details

Third-party Component CVE More Information
Intel BSSA DFT CVE-2021-0144 See NVD (http://nvd.nist.gov/) for individual scores for each CVE.
Third-party Component CVE More Information
Intel BSSA DFT CVE-2021-0144 See NVD (http://nvd.nist.gov/) for individual scores for each CVE.
Dell Technologies recommends all customers consider both the CVSS base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores that may impact the potential severity associated with a particular security vulnerability.

Affected Products and Remediation

Refer to the table below for Dell Client BIOS releases containing a resolution to this vulnerability. Dell recommends all customers update at the earliest opportunity.

We encourage customers to review Intel-SA-00525: Intel BSSA DFT Advisory for information, including appropriate identification and mitigation measures.

Visit the Drivers and Downloads site for updates on the applicable products. To learn more, visit Dell Knowledgebase article 124211: Dell BIOS Updates, and download the update for your Dell computer.

Customers may use one of the Dell notification solutions to be notified and download driver, BIOS and firmware updates automatically once available.

Notes:
  • Prior to installing the update, ensure Windows Updates are current.
  • The dates listed are estimated availability dates and are subject to change without notice.
  • The platform list for Dell Client products will be updated periodically. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.
  • Update versions in the table below are the first releases with the updates to address the security vulnerabilities. Releases at and above these versions will include the security updates.
  • Release dates below are in US format of MM/DD/YYYY.
  • Expected release dates are in the Month YYYY format.

Dell Client Consumer and Commercial Platforms Affected

The following is a list of impacted products and release dates:
Product BIOS Update Version 
(or later)
Release Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Expected Release (Month /YYYY)
Precision 5820 Tower 2.9.1 07/13/2021
Precision 7820 Tower 2.13.1 07/13/2021
Precision 7920 Tower 2.13.1 07/13/2021
Refer to the table below for Dell Client BIOS releases containing a resolution to this vulnerability. Dell recommends all customers update at the earliest opportunity.

We encourage customers to review Intel-SA-00525: Intel BSSA DFT Advisory for information, including appropriate identification and mitigation measures.

Visit the Drivers and Downloads site for updates on the applicable products. To learn more, visit Dell Knowledgebase article 124211: Dell BIOS Updates, and download the update for your Dell computer.

Customers may use one of the Dell notification solutions to be notified and download driver, BIOS and firmware updates automatically once available.

Notes:
  • Prior to installing the update, ensure Windows Updates are current.
  • The dates listed are estimated availability dates and are subject to change without notice.
  • The platform list for Dell Client products will be updated periodically. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.
  • Update versions in the table below are the first releases with the updates to address the security vulnerabilities. Releases at and above these versions will include the security updates.
  • Release dates below are in US format of MM/DD/YYYY.
  • Expected release dates are in the Month YYYY format.

Dell Client Consumer and Commercial Platforms Affected

The following is a list of impacted products and release dates:
Product BIOS Update Version 
(or later)
Release Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Expected Release (Month /YYYY)
Precision 5820 Tower 2.9.1 07/13/2021
Precision 7820 Tower 2.13.1 07/13/2021
Precision 7920 Tower 2.13.1 07/13/2021

Revision History

RevisionDateDescription
1.02021-07-13Initial Release

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Affected Product

Precision 5820 Tower, Precision 7820 Tower, Precision 7920 Tower, Product Security Information

Last Published Date

13 Jul 2021

Article Type

Dell Security Advisory