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Intel® Math Kernel Library Insecure File Permission Local Privilege Escalation

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00025
Product family Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL)
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release Jul 20, 2010
Last revised Jul 23, 2010


The Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) is a library of highly optimized, extensively threaded math routines for science, engineering, and financial applications that require maximum performance. An updated version of the software is available for Intel® MKL users to mitigate this vulnerability.


The vulnerability in the software could allow an authenticated attacker to gain elevated privilege. Intel has released a software update to the Intel® MKL users to resolve this issue.


This issue only affects the systems with Intel® MKL development environment installed and the issue does not affect applications developed using the libraries from Intel® MKL.

Affected products: 

Intel® MKL 10.2 update 1 and prior versions are affected by this issue.


Affected Intel® MKL users are recommended to:

1.     Uninstall Intel® MKL instances prior to version 10.2 update 1

2.     Install Intel® MKL 10.2 update 2 or later


Updated Intel® MKL is available at If you are unable to upgrade or would like more information, please contact Intel Support (


Intel would like to thank Leif Nixon for working with us.

Revision history:






Initial release



Corrected affected version numbers

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