At least 20 IT hardware vendors have been identified as making products that contain a faulty clock signal component that can fail in as little as 18 months, rendering equipment permanently inoperable.

That latest tally is compliments of Canadian remote monitoring and management (RMM) vendor Auvik, which is keeping a list of manufacturers and specific IT equipment potentially affected by the defect.

The faulty clock signal component is inside Intel Atom C2000 series processors – also known by the names Avoton and Rangeley.

Once the chips fail, the hardware is unable to boot and becomes unrecoverable.

Cisco first made the problem public earlier this month.

Since then, they and many of the other affected manufacturers have mounted a frenetic effort to track down the hardware and effect repairs or replacements before failures occur.

As of today, Auvik is reporting the following manufacturers as users of the affected chipset:

1. Aaeon

2. ASRock

3. ASUS

4. Cisco/Meraki

5. Dell

6. Hewlett Packard Enterprise

7. Infortrend

8. Juniper

9. Lanner

10. NEC

11. Newisys

12. Netgate

13. NETGEAR

14. Quanta

15. Online/Scaleway

16. Seagate

17. Sophos

18. Supermicro

19. Synology

20. ZNYX Networks.

For a list of specific products involved, see the full Auvik blog.  

 

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