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Potential vulnerability in the Intel® Driver Update Utility

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00048
Product family Intel® Driver Update Utility
Impact of vulnerability Information Disclosure
Severity rating Important
Original release Jan 19, 2016
Last revised Jan 19, 2016


This update to the Intel® Driver Update Utility mitigates the use of a non-SSL URL. Intel has released a new version of the software that provides mitigation of this issue.


Intel® Driver Update Utility analyzes Intel-product drivers on your computer and lets you know if driver updates are available. The utility can be used to download and install selected driver updates on your computer. This update to the Intel® Driver Update Utility helps mitigate the use of a non-SSL URL. Intel has released a new version of the software that provides mitigation of this issue.

Affected products:


Product Name

Impacted SW Versions Updated Software Versions Update Source
Intel® Driver Update Utility





2.4 and later


Intel highly recommends that customers of the affected product obtain and apply the updated version of the Software through the update sources listed above.


Intel would like to thank Core Security for reporting this issue and working with us towards a disclosure timeline.

Revision history:






Initial Release

CVE Name:  CVE-2016-1493

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