Dell EMC

Every modern server is equipped with a baseboard management controller (BMC) that enables its remote management. A BMC is essentially a computer within a computer with its own memory, firmware, graphics, and, like any other computer, potential vulnerabilities. Last week it was discovered that Dell EMC’s proprietary iDRAC (integrated Dell Remote Access Controller) hardware/software system used on the 13th Generation PowerEdge servers (and older) is vulnerable to an attack that allows the unauthorized replacement of the BMC's firmware, swapping out the stock firmware with a malicious one. The vulnerability allows the firmware swap to take place with either local or remote access. With physical access to the server, it's possible to replace the firmware even without valid login credentials. Meanwhile it's also possible to perform...

Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge XR2 Rugged Server: 1U, 44 Cores, 512 GB RAM, 30 TB Storage

Dell EMC on Tuesday introduced its new-generation rugged PowerEdge XR servers, designed to work in harsh environments of industrial sites or even conflict zones. The new machines are equipped...

13 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2017

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