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Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Security Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00288
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 11/12/2019
Last revised: 12/03/2019

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service and information disclosure.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-11154

Description: Improper directory permissions in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 21.40 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service and information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.5 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:H

 

CVEID: CVE-2019-11155

Description: Improper directory permissions in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 21.40 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service and information disclosure via local access. 

CVSS Base Score: 5.3 Medium

CVSS Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

 

CVEID: CVE-2019-11156

Description: Logic errors in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 21.40 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege, denial of service, and information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 21.40 for the following products:

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
  • Intel® Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software to the version 21.40 or later.

If practical, update affected software from the system manufacturer’s support site. Alternatively, Intel provides the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant on Intel.com to assist customers in identifying and installing the correct software for their system. The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html. Customers can also download the latest available software from the Intel Customer Support site here.  

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Lasse Trolle Borup of Langkjaer Cyber Defense, CVE-2019-11156, for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure. This issue was also found internally by Intel. 

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 11/12/2019 Initial Release
1.1 12/03/2019 Updated Acknowledgements

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