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Potential vulnerability in the Intel® Ethernet diagnostics driver for Windows*

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00051
Product family Intel® Ethernet diagnostics driver for Windows*
Impact of vulnerability Denial of Service
Severity rating Important
Original release Apr 11, 2016
Last revised May 06, 2016


A vulnerability was identified in the Intel diagnostics driver. Intel released an update to mitigate this issue in June 2015.


A vulnerability was identified in the Intel diagnostics driver IQVW32.sys and IQVW64.sys, also identified as CVE-2015-2291. Intel released an update to mitigate this issue in June 2015.

Affected products : 

Product Name

Impacted Driver Versions


Updated Driver Versions


Updated Driver Package Location:

Intel® Ethernet diagnostics driver for Windows*






Windows* 7, Windows* 8, Windows* 8.1, Windows* 10,

Windows* Server 2008,

Windows* Server 2008 R2,

Windows* Server 2012,

Windows* Server 2012 R2


Intel(R) iQVW32.SYS prior to v1.3.1.0 &


Intel(R) iQVW64.SYS prior to v1.3.1.0


Intel(R) iQVW32.SYS v1.3.1.0 or later


Intel(R) iQVW64.SYS v1.3.1.0 or later


(Intel® Ethernet Adapters Connections CD 20.1 and later)



Intel highly recommends that customers of the affected products obtain and apply the updated versions of the driver through the update sources listed above.

Revision history:






Initial Release



Updated impacted driver version 

CVE Name:  CVE-2015-2291

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