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Intel® NUC® Firmware Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00323
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 12/10/2019
Last revised: 12/10/2019

Summary: 

Potential security vulnerabilities in Intel® NUC® firmware may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID:  CVE-2019-14608

Description: Improper buffer restrictions in firmware for Intel(R) NUC(R) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2019-14610

Description: Improper access control in firmware for Intel(R) NUC(R) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2019-14609

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for Intel(R) NUC(R) may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2019-14611

Description: Integer overflow in firmware for Intel(R) NUC(R) may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2019-14612

Description: Out of bounds write in firmware for Intel(R) NUC(R) may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High

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

Affected Products:

Affected Product

Updated Firmware

Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream Game Kit

NUC8i5INH

Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream Game Mini Computer

NUC8i5INH

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7BEK

NUC8i7BEK

Intel® Compute Card CD1P64GK

CD1P64GK

Intel® NUC 8 Home - NUC8i3CYSM

NUC8i3CYSM

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK

NUC8i7HNK

Intel® NUC-Kit NUC7i7DNKE

NUC7i7DNKE

Intel® NUC-Kit NUC7i5DNKE

NUC7i5DNKE

Intel® NUC-Kit NUC7i3DNHE

NUC7i3DNHE

Intel® Compute Stick STK2mv64CC

STK2mv64CC

Intel® Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC

STK2m3W64CC

Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK

NUC6i7KYK

Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYH

NUC6i5SYH

Intel® NUC Kit NUC7CJYH

NUC7CJYH

Intel® Compute Card CD1M3128MK

CD1M3128MK

Intel® Compute Card CD1IV128MK

CD1IV128MK

Intel® NUC Kit NUC6CAYS

NUC6CAYS

Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE

DE3815TYBE

Intel® NUC Board D34010WYB

D34010WYB

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users update to the latest version (see provided table).

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Alexander Ermolov (CVE-2019-14608; CVE-2019-14609; CVE-2019-14610; CVE-2019-14612) and Dmitry Frolov (CVE-2019-14608; CVE-2019-14609; CVE-2019-14611) for reporting these issues and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

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 12/10/2019 Initial Release

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