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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel Smart Sound Technology Advisory
11 March 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel Smart Sound
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-0583
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Intel Smart Sound Technology Advisory
Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00354
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating : HIGH
Original release: 03/10/2020
Last revised: 03/10/2020
A potential security vulnerability in Intel Smart Sound Technology may allow
escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this
Description: Improper access control in the subsystem for Intel(R) Smart Sound
Technology may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of
privilege via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 8.6 High
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Intel Smart Sound Technology before versions shown below:
o 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors, version 3431
o 8th Generation Intel Core Processors, version 3349
Intel recommends that users of Intel Smart Sound Technology update to the
latest version provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.
Intel would like to thank Lee Christensen of SpecterOps for reporting this
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 03/10/2020 Initial Release
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Copyright (C) Intel Corporation 2020
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