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Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00319
Advisory Category: Hardware
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 03/10/2020
Last revised: 03/10/2020


Potential security vulnerabilities in the Intel® Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) N3000 may allow escalation of privilege or denial of service.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID:  CVE-2019-14626

Description: Improper access control in PCIe function for the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000, all versions, may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.0 Medium



CVEID:  CVE-2019-14625

Description: Improper access control in on-card storage for the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000, all versions, may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.4 Medium


Affected Products:

The Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 all versions.


CVEID:  CVE-2019-14626

Intel recommends that systems using the N3000 enable DMA protection, including pre-boot phases, as described in the following white paper:

Using IOMMU for DMA Protection in UEFI Firmware


CVEID:  CVE-2019-14625

Intel will not be releasing an update for this issue.  Intel recommends limiting privileged access of host systems to trusted individuals, as part of normal security practices.


These issues were found internally by Intel employees. Intel would like to thank Hareesh Khattri (Security Researcher, IPAS).

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 03/10/2020 Initial Release

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