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Elevation of Privilege vulnerability when installing Intel Wireless Drivers and related Software

Intel ID:
INTEL-SA-00126
Product family:
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC, Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC and Intel® Wireless-AC family of products.
Impact of vulnerability:
Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating:
Important
Original release:
05/02/2018
Last revised:
05/09/2018

Summary:

Intel is releasing software updates that mitigate a security vulnerability in executables to install Intel Wireless drivers.

Description:

DLL injection vulnerability in the installation executables (Autorun.exe and Setup.exe) for Intel's wireless drivers and related software allows a local attacker to cause escalation of privilege via remote code execution.

Affected products:

Intel has identified the following products and technologies as affected by this vulnerability: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiGig and WAPI installation software for the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC, Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC and Intel® Wireless-AC family of products.

Wi-Fi related information

 

Intel®

Product/

Technology

 

 

Affected versions

(Wi-Fi)

 

 

Mitigated versions

(Wi-Fi)

 

 

Update source

 

 

Relevant CVSSv3 scores and vectors

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

Wi-Fi Release/Package version lower than 20.20.2.2

---

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 18.33.11.2 (Windows 7/8.1/10)

Wi-Fi Release/Package version 20.20.2.2 and higher

---

Wi-Fi driver version 18.33.11.2 and higher (Windows 7/8.1/10)

Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated Wi-Fi driver. 

 

Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant to identify and update your driver directly from Intel.  The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html.

 

You can also download the latest available Wi-Fi driver here

 

-Windows®: 7.3 (High) AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

 

Wi-Fi Release/Package version lower than 20.20.2.2

---

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 19.10.10.2 (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 19.51.9.1 (Windows 10)

 

Wi-Fi Release/Package version 20.20.2.2 and higher

---

Wi-Fi driver version 19.10.10.2 and higher (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version 19.51.9.1 and higher (Windows 10)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

Wi-Fi Release/Package version lower than 20.20.2.2

---

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 19.10.10.2 (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 20.20.2.2 (Windows 10)

Wi-Fi Release/Package version 20.20.2.2 and higher

---

Wi-Fi driver version 19.10.10.2 and higher (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version 20.20.2.2 and higher (Windows 10)

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9462

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Wi-Fi Release/Package version lower than 20.20.2.2

---

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 20.20.2.2 (Windows 10)

Wi-Fi Release/Package version 20.20.2.2 and higher

---

Wi-Fi driver version 20.20.2.2 and higher (Windows 10)

Bluetooth® related information

 

Intel®

Product/

Technology

 

 

Affected versions

(Wi-Fi)

 

 

Mitigated versions

(Wi-Fi)

 

 

Update source

 

 

Relevant CVSSv3 scores and vectors

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

 

Bluetooth® Release/Package version lower than 20.20.0.6

---

Bluetooth driver version lower than 20.20.0.5 (Windows 7)

 

Bluetooth driver version lower than 19.41.0.1 (Windows 8.1/10)

Bluetooth® Release/Package version 20.20.0.6 and higher

---

Bluetooth driver version 20.20.0.5 and higher (Windows 7)

 

Bluetooth driver version 19.41.0.1  and higher (Windows 8.1/10)

Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated Bluetooth driver. 

 

Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant to identify and update your driver directly from Intel.  The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html.

 

You can also download the latest available Bluetooth driver here

 

-Windows®: 7.3 (High) AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

Wi-Fi Release/Package version lower than 20.20.2.2

---

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 19.10.10.2 (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version lower than 19.51.9.1 (Windows 10)

 

Wi-Fi Release/Package version 20.20.2.2 and higher

---

Wi-Fi driver version 19.10.10.2 and higher (Windows 7/8.1)

 

Wi-Fi driver version 19.51.9.1 and higher (Windows 10)

Bluetooth® Release/Package version lower than 20.20.0.6

---

Bluetooth driver version lower than 20.20.0.5 (Windows 7/8.1/10)

Bluetooth® Release/Package version 20.20.0.6 and higher

---

Bluetooth driver version 20.20.0.5 and higher (Windows 7/8.1/10)

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9462

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Bluetooth® Release/Package version lower than 20.20.0.6

---

Bluetooth driver version lower than 20.20.0.5 (Windows 10)

Bluetooth® Release/Package version 20.20.0.6 and higher

---

Bluetooth driver version 20.20.0.5 and higher (Windows 10)

WiGig related information

 

Intel®

Product/

Technology

 

 

Affected versions

(WiGig)

 

 

Mitigated versions

(WiGig)

 

 

Update source

 

 

Relevant CVSSv3 scores and vectors

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

-Intel® Wireless Gigabit W11000

 

WiGig Release/Package version lower than 3.0.53144

---

WiGig Driver version lower than 3.0.50137.4

(Windows 7/8.1/10)

WiGig Release/Package version 3.0.53144 and higher

---

WiGig Driver version 3.0.50137.4 and higher

(Windows 7/8.1/10)

Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated WiGig driver.

 

 Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant to identify and update your driver directly from Intel.  The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html.

 

You can also download the latest available WiGig driver here

-Windows®: 7.3 (High) AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

WAPI related information

 

Intel®

Product/

Technology

 

 

Affected versions

(WAPI)

 

 

Mitigated versions

(WAPI)

 

 

Update source

 

 

Relevant CVSSv3 scores and vectors

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Wireless-N 7260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

WAPI1309G and lower (Windows 7/8.1/10)

 

WAPI1334G and higher (Windows 7/8.1/10)

 

Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated WAPI software package.

 

 

-Windows®: 7.3 (High) AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

 

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

-Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

-Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

WAPI1309G and lower (Windows 7/8.1)

 

WAPI1311G and lower (Windows 10)

 

WAPI1334G and higher (Windows 7/8.1)

 

WAPI1432G and higher (Windows 10)

 

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9462

-Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

WAPI1311G and lower (Windows 10)

WAPI1432G and higher (Windows 10)

No software updates will be made available for older generations of Intel wireless products since these products have reached end-of-life status.

The Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters listed below reached end-of-life status in 2014 or 2015.

Wireless Adapter Product

End of Life Date

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205

Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300

December, 2015

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135

December, 2014

Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters not listed have an end-of-life date earlier than 2014.

Recommendations:

Intel highly recommends that users with affected drivers download and upgrade to the latest supported driver.

 • Intel provides the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant on Intel.com to assist customers in identifying and installing the correct driver for their system.
• Customers can also download the latest available drivers from the Intel Customer Support site here

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 05/02/2018 Initial Release

CVE Name: CVE-2018-3649

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