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Intel® HID Event Filter Driver Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00421
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 11/10/2020
Last revised: 11/10/2020

Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® Human Interface Device (HID) Event Filter Driver may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2020-12332

Description: Improper permissions in the installer for the Intel(R) HID Event Filter Driver before version, all versions, 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

Affected Products:

Intel® HID Event Filter Driver before version 2.2.1.372.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends that users of Intel® HID Event Filter Driver update to the latest version provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Marius Gabriel Mihai for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

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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