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Published:

11 November 2020

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2020.3969
                            Intel XTU Advisory
                             11 November 2020

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-12350  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00429.html

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Intel ID:                 INTEL-SA-00429
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 Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU)
may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to
mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2020-12350

Description: Improper access control in the Intel(R) XTU before version
6.5.1.360 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of
privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.7 High

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

Affected Products:

Intel XTU before version 6.5.1.360.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel XTU to version 6.5.1.360 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://
downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29183/
Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-?product=66427

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Andrew Hess (any1) 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 History

Revision    Date      Description
1.0      11/10/2020 Initial Release

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