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Intel® SCS Discovery Utility and Intel® ACU Wizard Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00234
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 05/14/2019
Last revised: 05/14/2019

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS) Discovery Utility and Intel® AMT Configuration Utility Wizard (Intel® ACU Wizard) may allow escalation of privilege.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-0138

Description: Improper directory permissions in Intel(R) ACU Wizard version 12.0.0.129 and earlier may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.3 Medium

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2019-11093

Description: Unquoted service path in the installer for the Intel(R) SCS Discovery Utility version 12.0.0.129 and earlier may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.3 Medium

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

Affected Products:

Intel® SCS Discovery Utility: SCS_download_package before version 12.0.0.129.

Intel® ACU Wizard: Configurator_download_package before version 12.0.0.129.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users of the Intel® SCS Discovery Utility update the SCS_download_package to 12.1.0.87 or later.

Intel recommends that users of the Intel® ACU Wizard update the Configurator_download_package update to 12.1.0.87 or later.

 

Updates for both packages are available for download at this location:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26505/Intel-Setup-and-Configuration-Software-Intel-SCS-

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Marius Gabriel Mihai for reporting this issue.

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 available.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 05/14/2019
Initial Release

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