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Intel is warning of a high-severity vulnerability existing in its software that identifies the specification of Intel processors in Windows systems. The flaw could have an array of malicious impacts on affected systems, such as opening systems up to information disclosure or denial of service attacks.

The update is part of an August round of patches issued by the chip maker, addressing three high-severity flaws and five medium-severity bugs.

“Intel has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products,” according Intel’s Tuesday advisory. “An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to gain an escalation of privileges on a previously infected machine.”
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