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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel Processor Diagnostics Tool Advisory
9 June 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel Processor Diagnostics Tool
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-8702
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00XX458
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 Processor Diagnostics Tool may
allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate
this potential vulnerability.
Description: Uncontrolled search path element in the Intel(R) Processor
Diagnostic Tool before version 188.8.131.52 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 Processor Diagnostic Tool before version 184.108.40.206.
Intel recommends updating the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool to version
220.127.116.11 or later.
Updates are available for download at this location: https://
Intel would like to thank Nuttakorn Tungpoonsup - Secure D Center Research
Team, Secure D Center Co.,Ltd. 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 Date Description
1.0 06/08/2021 Initial Release
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