Dell Warns of Malware-Infected Server Motherboards

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 26, 2010


Dell is warning customers that the PowerEdge R410 Rack server has malware within its embedded systems management software. According to this report on Channel Register, the issue affects a limited number of replacement motherboards in four servers – the PowerEdge R310, PowerEdge R410, PowerEdge R510 and PowerEdge T410 – and only potentially manifests itself when a customer has a specific configuration and is not running current anti-virus software.


Dell is warning its customers that there is malware on some server motherboards.

"In response a Dell support staffer said there was an issue with a small number of service motherboard stock - new PowerEdge systems are not infected. He said the malware would not infect non-Windows servers.

"'Dell is aware of the issue and is contacting affected customers. The issue affects a limited number of replacement motherboards in four servers - PowerEdge R310, PowerEdge R410, PowerEdge R510 and PowerEdge T410 – and only potentially manifests itself when a customer has a specific configuration and is not running current anti-virus software.

"This issue does not affect systems as shipped from our factory and is limited to replacement parts only. Dell has removed all impacted motherboards from its service supply chain and new shipping replacement stock does not contain the malware."

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