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Vulnerability in Intel® RealSense™ Web Component allows authenticated users to elevate privileges via updater subsystem

Intel ID


Product family

Intel® RealSense™ SDK

Impact of vulnerability 

Elevation of Privilege

Severity rating


Original release

Feb 07, 2017

Last revised

Feb 07, 2017


The vulnerability allows a potentially malicious 3rd party to gain the highest possible elevation of privilege level in the Operating System.


The vulnerability allows a potentially malicious 3rd party to gain the highest possible elevation of privilege in the Operating System. The root cause of the vulnerability has been identified as an implementation bug in the updater subsystem of the Intel RealSense Web Component. 
Intel RealSense Web Component is being discontinued effective February 1st 2017. Customers are strongly encouraged to remove the Intel RealSense Web Component from their system.

Affected products:

Affected Product

Impacted versions

Mitigated versions

Update source

 Intel® RealSense Web Component

 2016 R2 and earlier


There are no updates planned for this product. Refer to uninstall instructionsfor more information


Intel strongly recommends customers impacted by this issue to remove the software per the instructions listed in the table above.


This issue was reported to Intel by Florian Bogner @ Kapsch BusinessCom AG // &

Related Information: 


CVSS v3 score & vectors:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:H

Revision history:






Initial Release

CVE Name:  CVE-2017-5680

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