ESB-2019.0075 - [Win][Mac] Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software: Increased privileges - Existing account 2019-01-09

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                               ESB-2019.0075
               Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory
                              9 January 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12177  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00182.html

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INTEL-SA-00182

Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory

       Intel ID:             INTEL-SA-00182
Advisory Category:       Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating:         HIGH
Original release:        01/08/2019
Last revised:            01/08/2019

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Summary: 

A potential security vulnerability in Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software may
allow escalation of privilege.  Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate
this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2018-12177

Description: Improper directory permissions in the ZeroConfig service in Intel
(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 20.90.0.7 may allow an
authorized user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

Intel wireless products and technologies before 20.90.0.7.

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

.       Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. C)

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

.       Intel(R) Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D)

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

.       Intel(R) Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

.       Intel(R) Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

.       Intel(R) Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

.       Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

.       Intel(R) Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

.       Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9560

.       Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9461

.       Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9462

.       Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9260

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software to 20.90.0.7
or later.

Updates are available for download at these locations:

Check with your system manufacturer support site for the latest
available verion, 20.90.0.7 or later.

Or

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/72252/
Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Thomas Hibbert of Insomnia Security for reporting
this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

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 deployed.

Revision History

Revision    Date      Description
1.0      01/08/2019 Initial Release

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