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Advisory on CVE-2023-23583

Escalation of privilege for some Intel processors

On November 14th, 2023, Intel disclosed a vulnerability in its recent computer processor microarchitecture. This vulnerability, known as Redundant REX Prefix, may allow an attacker to confuse the system, resulting in unpredictable behavior. If an attacker successfully exploits this vulnerability, they could crash or hang the target system and, in some scenarios, allow an escalation of privilege, which may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from the system. This vulnerability is assigned CVE ID CVE-2023-23583 and has been given a high severity of 8.8 score by Intel.

Impacted IONOS Cloud Products

Product Ranges
Product
Impacted
Mitigated
Patch Status
Compute
Dedicated Core Servers
Yes
Yes
Done
Compute
vCPU Servers
Yes
Yes
Done

What action has IONOS Cloud taken to mitigate the severity?

IONOS Cloud is committed to the privacy and security of our customers' data. We have already completed the required steps to mitigate this vulnerability by upgrading the affected systems' firmware. IONOS Cloud owns the patching responsibility, and no action is required from the customer.

How can I get help?

If you have further questions or concerns about this vulnerability, contact IONOS Cloud Support.