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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel QAT for Linux Advisory
11 November 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-12333
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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
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.
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
Intel QAT for Linux before version 1.7.l.4.10.0.
Intel recommends updating the Intel QAT for Linux to version 1.7.l.4.10.0 or
Updates are available for download at this location: https://01.org/sites/
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 Date Description
1.0 11/10/2020 Initial Release
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