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Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00162
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 09/11/2018
Last revised: 09/11/2018


Potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility may allow privilege escalation or information disclosure.  Intel is releasing Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-12150

Description: Escalation of privilege in Installer for Intel(r) Extreme Tuning Utility before may allow an authenticated user to potentially execute code or disclose information as administrator via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.3 High



CVEID: CVE-2018-12149

Description: Buffer overflow in input handling in Intel(r) Extreme Tuning Utility before may allow an authenticated user to potentially deny service to the application via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5 Medium



CVE ID: CVE-2018-12151

Description: Buffer overflow in installer for Intel Extreme Tuning Utility before may allow an authenticated user to potentially cause a buffer overflow potentially leading to a denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 3.3 Low


Affected Products:

Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility before


Intel recommends that users of Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility update to or later.

Updates are available for download at this location:


Intel would like to thank Stefan Kanthak (CVE-2018-12150),  SaifAllah benMassaoud (CVE-2018-12151) and Vyacheslav Rusakov (CVE-2018-12149) for reporting and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 09/11/2018 Initial Release
1.1 09/13/2018 Fixed CVSS error

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