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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2020.3968
                       Intel QAT for Linux Advisory
                             11 November 2020

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-12333  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00420.html

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Intel ID:                 INTEL-SA-00420
Advisory Category:        Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating :         HIGH
Original release:         11/10/2020
Last revised:             11/10/2020

Summary:

A potential security vulnerability in the Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT)
for Linux may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software
updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2020-12333

Description: Insufficiently protected credentials in the Intel(R) QAT for Linux
before version 1.7.l.4.10.0 may allow an authenticated user to potentially
enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

Intel QAT for Linux before version 1.7.l.4.10.0.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel QAT for Linux to version 1.7.l.4.10.0 or
later.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://01.org/sites/
default/files/downloads/qat1.7.l.4.10.0-00014.tar.gz

Acknowledgements:

This issue was found internally by Intel employees. Intel we would like to
thank Arjan Van de Ven.

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 History

Revision    Date      Description
1.0      11/10/2020 Initial Release

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