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Intel® NUC Firmware Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00511
Advisory Category: Firmware
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 06/08/2021
Last revised: 06/08/2021


Potential security vulnerabilities for some Intel® NUCs may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0067

Description:  Improper access control in system firmware for some Intel(R) NUCs may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High



CVEID:  CVE-2021-0054

Description:  Improper buffer restrictions in system firmware for some Intel(R) NUCs may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High



Affected Products:


BIOS Download link

Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kit - LAPBC510, LAPBC710


Intel® NUC 11 Compute Element CM11EBC4W, CM11EBi38W, CM11EBi58W, CM11EBi716W


Intel® NUC 11 Performance kit - NUC11PAHi3, NUC11PAHi5, NUC11PAHi7, NUC11PAKi3, NUC11PAKi5, NUC11PAKi7

Intel® NUC 11 Performance Mini PC - NUC11PAQi50WA, NUC11PAQi70QA


Intel® NUC 11 Pro Board NUC11TNBi3, NUC11TNBi5, NUC11TNBi7

Intel® NUC 11 Pro Kit NUC11TNHi3, NUC11TNHi30L, NUC11TNHi30P, NUC11TNHi5, NUC11TNHi50L, NUC11TNHi50W, NUC11TNHi7, NUC11TNHi70L, NUC11TNHi70Q, NUC11TNKi3, NUC11TNKi5, NUC11TNKi7


Intel® NUC 11 Enthusiast Kit - NUC11PHKi7C

Intel® NUC 11 Enthusiast Mini PC - NUC11PHKi7CAA


Intel® NUC 10 Performance kit - NUC10i3FNH, NUC10i3FNHF, NUC10i3FNK, NUC10i5FNH, NUC10i5FNHF, NUC10i5FNHJ, NUC10i5FNK, NUC10i5FNKP, NUC10i7FNH, NUC10i7FNHC, NUC10i7FNK, NUC10i7FNKP

Intel® NUC 10 Performance Mini PC - NUC10i3FNHFA, NUC10i3FNHJA, NUC10i5FNHCA, NUC10i5FNHJA, NUC10i5FNKPA, NUC10i7FNHAA, NUC10i7FNHJA, NUC10i7FNKPA


Intel® NUC 9 Pro Compute Element - NUC9V7QNB, NUC9VXQNB

Intel® NUC 9 Pro Kit - NUC9V7QNX, NUC9VXQNX


Intel® NUC 8 Business, a Mini PC with Windows 10 - NUC8i7HNKQC

Intel® NUC 8 Enthusiast, a Mini PC with Windows 10 - NUC8i7HVKVA, NUC8i7HVKVAW

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK, NUC8i7HVK


Intel® NUC 8 Rugged Kit NUC8CCHKR

Intel® NUC Board NUC8CCHB


Intel® NUC 8 Compute Element CM8CCB, CM8i3CB, CM8i5CB, CM8i7CB, CM8PCB


Intel® NUC 8 Pro Board NUC8i3PNB

Intel® NUC 8 Pro Kit NUC8i3PNH, NUC8i3PNK



Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream-G kit NUC8i5INH, NUC8i7INH

Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PC NUC8i5INH, NUC8i7INH


Intel® NUC 7 Essential, a Mini PC with Windows® 10 - NUC7CJYSAL





Intel recommends updating Intel® NUCs listed above to the latest BIOS version available (see provided table).


Intel would like to thank Dmitry Frolov for reporting these issues.

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 06/08/2021 Initial Release

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