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Intel® Graphics Drivers Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00566
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service
Severity rating: MEDIUM
Original release: 11/09/2021
Last revised: 11/09/2021


Potential security vulnerabilities in some Intel® Graphics Drivers may allow escalation of privilege or denial of service.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-0121

Description: Improper access control in the installer for some Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe MAX Dedicated Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 before version may allow authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium



CVEID:  CVE-2021-0120

Description: Improper initialization in the installer for some Intel(R) Graphics DCH Drivers for Windows 10 before version may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.4 Medium


Affected Products:

Intel® Iris® Xe MAX Dedicated Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 before version

Intel® Graphics DCH Drivers for Windows 10 before version

Intel® Graphics non DCH Drivers for Windows 10 before version 100.9416.


Intel recommends updating the affected Intel® Graphics Drivers to the latest versions.

Update is available for download at this location:



Intel would like to thank Andrew Hess (any1) for reporting CVE-2021-012, Eran Shimony of CyebrArk for reporting CVE-2021-0120.

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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