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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel RST Advisory
12 January 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel RST
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-14568
Revision History: January 12 2021: Update recommendations for each branch
June 18 2020: Vendor updated recommendations and affected products
December 12 2019: Initial Release
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00324
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating : MEDIUM
Original release: 12/10/2019
Last revised: 01/11/2021
A potential security vulnerability in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)
may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to
mitigate this potential vulnerability.
Description: Improper permissions in the executable for Intel(R) RST before
version 188.8.131.526 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
o Intel RST v15.x before version 184.108.40.2060.
o Intel RST v16.x before version 220.127.116.113.
o Intel RST v17.5 before version 18.104.22.1681
o Intel RST v17.7 before version 22.214.171.1246
Intel maintains three branches for this software, and recommends updating to
the following, or later, versions:
Version Upgrade to:
126.96.36.1991 Intel recommends that users of Intel RST update to the latest version
provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.
188.8.131.526 Upgrade to the latest RST driver version 184.108.40.2069
Intel would like to thank Marius Gabriel Mihai for reporting this issue.
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 Date Description
1.0 12/10/2019 Initial Release
1.1 12/11/2019 Updated Acknowledgements
1.2 06/12/2020 Updated Affected Products and Recommendations
1.3 01/11/2021 Update recommendations for each branch
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