Researchers have identified a vulnerability that may allow deactivation of critical protections used for the TSEG region, which stores SMM code, after the system has booted. This may allow a privileged attacker to deactivate the configured TSEG region protections and thus obtain read/write access to the System Management Mode (SMM), thus fully compromising it.
Acer Swift 3 with BIOS v1.10A or older
Acer has released a BIOS update (v1.11) to address this concern. We recommend downloading and updating your BIOS immediately. You can find the latest BIOS for your device on our Drivers and Manuals site.
Acer thanks Enrique Nissim, Krzysztof Okupski and Joseph Tartaro from IOActive for reporting this issue.
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