Faulty Intel Atom C2000 Processor

Abstract: The Intel Atom C2000 processor series has a critical flaw, the clock signal component degrades after 18-36 months of operational usage. As a consequence, the degradation of the processor will likely result in abrupt device failure. This processor supplies critical clock signal timing to other hardware components, including the boot ROM. These processors have been embedded in several network and enterprise devices, which provide communication security and data storage services. Vendors are cooperating with customers to replace affected products. NSA recommends to immediately remove and replace affected devices from operational networks.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 01 May 2017

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 3 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Advisory/Alert; IA Technical Advisory

Tags: Advisory; Cisco; Linux