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Intel® MacCPUID Software Advisory
|Impact of vulnerability:||Escalation of Privilege|
A potential security vulnerability in the Intel® MacCPUID software may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.
Description: Uncontrolled search path in the Intel(R) MacCPUID software before version 3.2 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2 Medium
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Intel® MacCPUID software before version 3.2.
Intel recommends updating Intel® MacCPUID software to version 3.2 or later.
Updates are available for download at this location:
Intel would like to thank Kang Ali for reporting this issue.
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