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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Advisory
9 January 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-12177
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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.
Description: Improper directory permissions in the ZeroConfig service in Intel
(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software before version 220.127.116.11 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
Intel wireless products and technologies before 18.104.22.168.
. 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 22.214.171.124
Updates are available for download at these locations:
Check with your system manufacturer support site for the latest
available verion, 126.96.36.199 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 Date Description
1.0 01/08/2019 Initial Release
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