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Intel® Driver & Support Assistant and Intel® Software Asset Manager Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00165
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 09/11/2018
Last revised: 09/11/2018

Summary:

Potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® Driver & Support Assistant, Intel® Software Asset Manager and Intel® Computing Improvement Program may allow escalation of privilege.  Intel is releasing Intel® Driver & Support Assistant updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-12148

Description: Privilege escalation in file permissions in Intel(R) Driver and Support Assistant before 3.5.0.1 may allow an authenticated user to potentially execute code as administrator via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/ AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

CVEID: CVE- 2018-12168

Description: Privilege escalation in file permissions in Intel(R) Computing Improvement Program before version 2.2.0.03942 may allow an authenticated user to potentially execute code as administrator via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/ AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

Intel® Driver & Support Assistant before 3.5.0.1

Intel® Computing Improvement Program before 2.2.0.03942

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users of Intel® Driver & Support Assistant, and Intel® Computing Improvement Program update to Intel® Driver & Support Assistant 3.5.0.3 or later.

Intel® Software Asset Manager is part of the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant and will be updated as well.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24345/Intel-Driver-Support-Assistant

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Mark Barnes (MWR Labs) for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 09/11/2018 Initial Release

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