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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel VTune Profiler Advisory
9 June 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel VTune Profiler
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-0077
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00518
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 VTune Profiler may allow
escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to mitigate this
Description: Insecure inherited permissions in the installer for the Intel(R)
VTune(TM) Profiler before version 2021.1.1 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 VTune Profiler before version 2021.1.1.
Intel recommends updating the Intel VTune Profiler to version 2021.1.1 or
Intel VTune Profiler updates are available for download at this location:
Standalone Intel VTune Profiler installers (without the oneAPI Base Toolkit)
updates are available for download at this location:
Intel would like to thank @j00sean 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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