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Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00338
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 04/14/2020
Last revised: 04/14/2020


Potential security vulnerabilities in some Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi products may allow escalation of privilege or denial of service. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-0557

Description: Insecure inherited permissions in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi products on Windows 10 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium

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


CVEID: CVE-2020-0558

Description: Improper buffer restrictions in kernel mode driver for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi products on Windows 10 may allow an unprivileged user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3 Medium

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


CVEID: CVE-2020-0569

Description: Out of bounds write in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi products on Windows 10 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software for the following products before version 21.70:

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


Intel recommends updating the drivers and software for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi products on Windows 10 to version 21.70 or later.

Driver and software updates are available for download at this location:

Customers can also download the latest available software from the Intel Customer Support site here.


Intel would like to thank Kong, Haikuo Xie, Ying Wang and Andrew Hess for reporting these issues.

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 04/14/2020 Initial Release
1.1 08/20/2020 Added CVE-2020-0569
1.2 11/25/2020 Updated CVE-2020-0569 to appropriately reflect an attack vector of adjacent.

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