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               Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory
                              9 January 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

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: 

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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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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 may allow an
authorized user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.8 High


Affected Products:

Intel wireless products and technologies before

.       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


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

Updates are available for download at these locations:

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




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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