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Intel® Processor Identification Utility for Windows* Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00281
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 08/13/2019
Last revised: 08/13/2019


A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® Processor Identification Utility for Windows* may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-11163

Description: Insufficient access control in a hardware abstraction driver for Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility for Windows* before version 6.1.0731 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High


Affected Products:

Intel® Processor Identification Utility for Windows* before version 6.1.0731.


Intel recommends that users of the Intel® Processor Identification Utility for Windows* update to the latest version.

Updates are available for download at this location:


Intel would like to thank Jesse Michael (CVE-2019-11163) 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 08/13/2019 Initial Release

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