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Intel® Smart Sound Technology Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00354
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 03/10/2020
Last revised: 08/31/2021

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in Intel® Smart Sound Technology may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-0583

Description: Improper access control in the subsystem for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.6 High

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

Affected Products:

Intel® Smart Sound Technology versions shown below:

Code Name(s) / Microarchitecture(s) Product Family Affected Intel® Smart Sound Technology Driver Versions
Ice Lake Xeon-SP 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family 10.24.00.3316 and lower versions
Ice Lake U,Y 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 10.24.00.3316 and lower versions
Tiger Lake UP3, UP4 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 10.29.00.3418 and lower versions
Amber Lake-Y
Kaby Lake U
Kaby Lake U23e
Kaby Lake Y
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
09.21.00.4561 and lower versions
Coffee Lake U43e
Kaby Lake Refresh U
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 09.21.00.4561 and lower versions
Whiskey Lake U 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors 10.23.00.3173 and lower versions
Comet Lake U42
Amber Lake Y
10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor Series
Intel® Celeron® Processor 5000 Series
10.23.00.3173 and lower versions
Kaby Lake S, H, G, X,
Kaby Lake Xeon E3
7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
Intel® Pentium® Processor Family
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Intel® Xeon® E processor family
09.21.00.4561 and lower versions
Comet Lake-H
Comet Lake-S
Comet Lake-U62
10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor Family
Intel® Celeron® Processor Family
Intel® Xeon® W processor family
10.25.00.3399 and lower versions
Rocket Lake 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 10.29.00.3418 and lower versions
Rocket Lake-S 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family 10.25.00.3399 and lower versions

 

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users of Intel® Smart Sound Technology update to the latest version provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Lee Christensen of SpecterOps 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 03/10/2020
Initial Release
1.1 04/14/2021 Updated Affected Products
1.2 04/20/2021 Corrected Affected Products
1.3 06/01/2021 Updating 7th Generation Affected Versions
1.4 07/20/2021 Added Detail to Affected Products 
1.5 08/31/2021 Updated Affected Products

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