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Intel® EMA Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00412
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 11/10/2020
Last revised: 11/10/2020


Potential security vulnerabilities in the Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (EMA) may allow escalation of privilege or information disclosure.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-12315

Description: Path traversal in the Intel(R) EMA before version 1.3.3 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via network access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.6 High



CVEID: CVE-2020-12316

Description: Insufficiently protected credentials in the Intel(R) EMA before version 1.3.3 may allow an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 3.3 Low


Affected Products:

Intel® EMA before version 1.3.3.


Intel recommends updating the Intel® EMA to version 1.3.3 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location:


These issues were found externally.

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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