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Intel® Renesas Electronics® USB 3.0 Driver Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00273
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 02/11/2020
Last revised: 02/11/2020


A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® Renesas Electronics® USB 3.0 Driver may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is not releasing updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability and has issued a Product Discontinuation Notice for this driver.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-0560

Description: Improper permissions in the installer for the Intel(R) Renesas Electronics(R) USB 3.0 Driver, all versions, may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Renesas Electronics® USB 3.0 Driver, all versions.


Intel has issued a Product Discontinuation notice for Intel® Renesas Electronics® USB 3.0 Driver and recommends that users of the Intel® Renesas Electronics® USB 3.0 Driver uninstall it or discontinue use at their earliest convenience.


Intel would like to thank Kadir 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 02/11/2020 Initial Release

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