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Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi, Intel® AMT Wireless and Killer™ Wi-Fi Software Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00539
Advisory Category: Firmware, Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 02/08/2022
Last revised: 02/15/2022

Summary: 

Potential security vulnerabilities in some Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi, Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Wireless and Killer™ Wi-Fi may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure. Intel is releasing firmware and software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0162

Description: Improper input validation in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1 High

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0163

Description:  Improper Validation of Consistency within input in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1 High

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0161

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0164

Description: Improper access control in firmware for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable  escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0165

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0066

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.2 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0166

Description: Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.1 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0167

Description: Improper access control in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.0 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0169

Description: Uncontrolled Search Path Element in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.0 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0168

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0170

Description: Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.5 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0171

Description: Improper access control in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.5 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0172

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0173

Description: Improper Validation of Consistency within input in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0174

Description:  Improper Use of Validation Framework in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0175

Description:  Improper Validation of Specified Index, Position, or Offset in Input in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0076

Description:  Improper Validation of Specified Index, Position, or Offset in Input in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.1 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0176

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 5.1 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0177

Description: Improper Validation of Consistency within input in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0178

Description: Improper input validation in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0179

Description: Improper Use of Validation Framework in software for Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi and  Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0183

Description:  Improper Validation of Specified Index, Position, or Offset in Input in software for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via adjacent access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.7 Medium

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

 

CVEID:  CVE-2021-0072

Description: Improper input validation in firmware for some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi in multiple operating systems and some Killer(TM) Wi-Fi in Windows 10 & 11 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 4.1 Medium

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

Affected Products:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi products:

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
  • Intel® Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Intel® AMT Wireless products:

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX210
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Killer™ Wi-Fi products:

  • Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675       
  • Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
  • Killer™ Wireless-AC 1550

Recommendations:

Windows:

Intel recommends updating the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi software to version 22.60 or later.

Updates are available for download at these locations:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi version 22.60 or later:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/19351/windows-10-and-windows-11-wi-fi-drivers-for-intel-wireless-adapters.html

 

Intel recommends updating the Killer™ Wi-Fi software to version 3.0 (Production version) or later.

Updates for Killer™ products are available for download at this location:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/19779/intel-killer-performance-suite.html

 

UEFI:
Intel recommends updating the Wi-Fi drivers in UEFI to version 1.2.6 or later.
Please contact your OEM support group to obtain the correct driver version.

 

Chrome OS:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi drivers to mitigate these vulnerabilities are up streamed to Chromium.

For any Google Chrome OS solution and schedule, please contact Google directly.

 

Linux OS:

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi drivers to mitigate these vulnerabilities are up streamed to Linux.

Consult the regular Open Source channels to obtain this update.

 

Recommendation for Intel® AMT Wireless products:

Intel recommends updating Intel® AMT Wireless products to the following versions.

Chipset/SoC

Mitigated Intel® AMT Version or higher

Device

11th Generation Intel® Core Processor

15.0.35

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX210

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200

10th Generation Intel® Core Processor

14.1.60

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200

9th Generation Intel® Core Processor

12.0.85

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200

8th Generation Intel® Core Processor

12.0.85

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200

7th Generation Intel® Core Processor

6th Generation Intel® Core Processor

11.8.90

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

 

Intel recommends that users of Intel® vPRO® CSME WiFi products update to the latest version provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.

Acknowledgements:

These issues were found internally by Intel employees.  Intel would like to thank Yaakov Cohen and Hareesh Khattri.

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 02/08/2022 Initial Release
1.1 02/15/2022 Updated Acknowledgements

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