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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel 50GbE IP Core for Intel Quartus Prime Advisory
11 November 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel Quartus Prime
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-8767
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00400
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability : Denial of Service
Severity rating : MEDIUM
Original release: 11/10/2020
Last revised: 11/10/2020
A potential security vulnerability in the Intel 50 Gbps Ethernet (50GbE)
Intellectual Property (IP) Core for Intel Quartus Prime may allow denial of
service. Intel is releasing a software update to mitigate this potential
Description: Uncaught exception in the Intel(R) 50GbE IP Core for Intel(R)
Quartus Prime before version 20.2 may allow an authenticated user to
potentially enable denial of service via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4 Medium
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Intel Quartus Prime before version 20.2.
Intel recommends updating Intel Quartus Prime to 20.2 or later and
discontinuing use of the Intel 50GbE IP Core. The Intel 100GbE IP Core is a
This issue was found internally by Intel employees. Intel we would like to
thank Shahram Jamshidi.
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 11/10/2020 Initial Release
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