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Intel® Wireless for Open Source Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00379
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Denial of Service
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 08/11/2020
Last revised: 08/11/2020

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® Wireless for Open Source may allow denial of service. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-8689

Description: Improper buffer restrictions in the Intel(R) Wireless for Open Source before version 1.5 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5 Medium

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

Affected Products:

Intel® Wireless for Open Source daemon before version 1.5.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel® Wireless for Open Source to version 1.5 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/network/wireless/iwd.git/commit/?id=1ee7b985aaa294447d073bfe1242744784278a8e

 

Linux OS:

Intel® Wireless for Open Source drivers resolving these vulnerabilities were up streamed on February 9th, 2020.

Consult the regular Open Source channels to obtain this update.

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Alexander Bersenev 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 08/11/2020 Initial Release

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