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Intel® SoC Watch 2021 Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00547
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating: HIGH
Original release: 11/09/2021
Last revised: 11/09/2021


A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® SoC Watch driver may allow escalation of privilege.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-0065

Description: Heap-based overflow in Intel(R) SoC Watch based software before version 2021.1 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.2 High


Affected Products:

Intel® Battery Life Diagnostic Tool before version 1.2.

Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit before version 2021.4.0.


Intel recommends updating Intel® Battery Life Diagnostic Tool to version 1.2 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location:

Intel recommends updating Intel® OneAPI Base Toolkit to version 2021.4.0 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location:


The following issue was found internally by Intel employees.  Intel would like to thank Anton Rechkov.

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 11/09/2021 Initial Release

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