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Intel® Active System Console Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00261 
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 10/08/2019
Last revised: 02/18/2020


A potential security vulnerability in Intel® Active System Console for Intel® Server Boards and Systems may allow an escalation of privilege.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-11120

Description: Insufficient path checking in the installer for Intel(R) Active System Console before version 8.0 Build 24 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Active System Console for Intel® Server Boards and Systems based on Intel® 62X Chipset before version 8.0 Build 24.


Intel® Active System Console for Intel® Server Boards and Systems based on Intel® 62X Chipset is no longer available and will not be supported with any additional functional, security, or other updates. All versions have been provided as is. Intel recommends that users of Intel® Active System Console uninstall and discontinue use as soon as possible.


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 10/08/2019 Initial Release
1.1 02/18/2020 Update to recommendations for EOL. 

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