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Intel® Quartus® Advisory

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00632
Advisory Category: 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 Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro and Standard Editions may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service, or information disclosure.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2022-21203

Description: Improper permissions in the SafeNet Sentinel driver for Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Standard Edition before version 21.1 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8 High

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2021-44454

Description: Improper input validation in a third-party component for Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.3 High

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

 

CVEID: CVE-2022-21220

Description: Improper restriction of XML external entity for Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3 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

 

CVEID: CVE-2022-21204

Description: Improper permissions for Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3 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

 

CVEID: CVE-2022-21174

Description: Improper access control in a third-party component of Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3 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

 

CVEID: CVE-2022-21205

Description: Improper restriction of XML external entity reference in DSP Builder Pro for Intel(R) Quartus(R) Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via network access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5 Medium

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

Affected Products:

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition before version 21.3.

Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition before version 21.1.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro to version 21.3 or later.

Intel recommends updating Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition to version 21.1 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/programmable/quartus-prime/download.html

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank SaifAllah benMassaoud (CVE-2022-21203, CVE-2022-21205, and CVE-2022-21220) and Marius Gabriel Mihai (CVE-2022-21204 and CVE-2022-21174) 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 02/08/2022 Initial Release
1.1 02/15/2022 Corrected the reporter's name

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