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Intel® 50GbE IP Core for Intel® Quartus Prime Networking Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00400
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Denial of Service
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 11/10/2020
Last revised: 11/10/2020


A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® 50 Gbps Ethernet (50GbE) Intellectual Property (IP) Core for Intel® Quartus Prime may allow denial of service.  Intel is releasing a software update to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2020-8767

Description: Uncaught exception in the Intel(R) 50GbE IP Core for Intel(R) Quartus Prime before version 20.2 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.4 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Quartus Prime before version 20.2.


Intel recommends updating Intel® Quartus Prime to 20.2 or later and discontinuing use of the Intel® 50GbE IP Core.  The Intel® 100GbE IP Core is a recommended alternative.


 This issue was found internally by Intel employees.  Intel we would like to thank Shahram Jamshidi.

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 11/10/2020 Initial Release

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