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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel Brand Verification Tool Advisory
16 June 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel Brand Verification Tool
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-0086
Revision History: June 16 2021: Vendor corrected CVEID and Intel ID
June 9 2021: Initial Release
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00546
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability: Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating : MEDIUM
Original release: 06/08/2021
Last revised: 06/08/2021
A potential security vulnerability in the Intel Brand Verification Tool may
allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate
this potential vulnerability.
Description: Improper permissions in the installer for the Intel(R) Brand
Verification Tool before version 188.8.131.525 may allow an authenticated user to
potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Intel Brand Verification Tool before version 184.108.40.2065.
The Intel Brand Verification Tool is provided to OEM customers under NDA. For
current users of the Intel Brand Verification Tool, Intel recommends updating
this tool to version 220.127.116.115 or later.
Updates are available for download at this location: https://
The following issue was found internally by Intel employees. Intel would like
to thank Carl Mullet.
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 06/08/2021 Initial Release
1.1 06/15/2021 Corrected CVE ID
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