Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory
A potential security vulnerability in Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.
Description: Improper directory permissions in the ZeroConfig service in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 126.96.36.199 may allow an authorized user to potentially enable escalation of privilege 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
Intel wireless products and technologies before 188.8.131.52.
· 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)
· 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
· Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
· Intel® Wireless-AC 9461
· Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
· Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
Intel recommends updating the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software to 184.108.40.206 or later.
Updates are available for download at these locations:
· Check with your system manufacturer support site for the latest available verion, 220.127.116.11 or later.
Intel would like to thank Thomas Hibbert of Insomnia Security for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.
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