By Ryan Naraine
July 21, 2010
Dell has confirmed that some of its PowerEdge server motherboards were
shipped to customers with malware code on the embedded server management
The infected motherboard was found on replacement Dell PowerEdge R410
rack servers, according to a post on a Dell support forum.
A Dell representative confirmed the issue after a customer received a
call warning about the infected motherboard.
As part of Dell's quality process, we have identified a potential
issue with our service mother board stock, like the one you
received for your PowerEdge R410, and are taking preventative
action with our customers accordingly. The potential issue
involves a small number of PowerEdge server motherboards sent out
through service dispatches that may contain malware. This malware
code has been detected on the embedded server management firmware
as you indicated.
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