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Intel® QuickAssist Technology for Linux Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00209
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Denial of Service
Severity rating: LOW
Original release: 12/11/2018
Last revised: 12/11/2018

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in Intel® QuickAssist Technology for Linux may allow denial of service.  Intel is releasing documentation and software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2018-12206

Description: Improper configuration of hardware access in Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology for Linux (all versions) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable a denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 3.2 Low

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2018-18096

Description: Improper memory handling in Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology for Linux (all versions) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable a denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 3.2 Low

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

Affected Products:

Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology for Linux.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users follow the steps below to address these issues.

For CVE-2018-12206:

For CVE-2018-18096:

  • Functionality removed in R4.3.
  • Will be reinstated with update to version R4.4 or later.

Acknowledgements:

These issues were found internally by Intel employees.  Intel would like to thank Ryan Hall (CVE-2018-18096) from the DCG Red Team.

Intel, and nearly the entire technology industry, follows a disclosure practice called Coordinated Disclosure, under which a cybersecurity vulnerability is generally publicly disclosed only after mitigations are deployed.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 12/11/2018
Initial Release

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