HP patches leaks in the BIOS of over 200 computers

May 12, 2022 –
HP has released an update for the BIOS of many of its computers that closes two serious vulnerabilities. More than 200 models are affected.

HP patches two leaks in the BIOS and UEFI firmware of various HP computers with a security update. HP does not provide details about the leaks, but they are rated 8.8 out of 10 in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, meaning they are severe and could allow an attacker to inject and execute malicious code on a system. Some more details about the gaps are provided by their discoverer, a security expert named Nicholas Starke.

A long list of devices is affected, all in all more than 200 models. This includes business notebooks from the Elite and Elitebook families as well as HP Probooks and Zbooks, but also countless business desktops from the Elitedesk, Prodesk and Eliteone families, as well as PCs for the POS in retail, workstations and thin clients. HP provides the entire list of affected devices and the corresponding patch downloads here. (mw)

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