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Intel® Distribution for Python 2018 for Windows* Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00181
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 09/11/2018
Last revised: 09/11/2018


A potential security vulnerability in Intel® Distribution for Python (IDP) 2018 may allow an unprivileged user to escalate privileges via a local vector.  Intel is releasing IDP updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2018-12175

Description: Default install directory permissions in Intel® Distribution for Python (IDP) version 2018 may allow an unprivileged user to escalate privileges via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Distribution for Python 2018 downloaded before Aug 6, 2018.


Intel recommends that users of Intel® Distribution for Python 2018 update to IDP 2018 Update 3 or IDP 2019 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location:


Intel would like to thank SaifAllah benMassaoud 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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