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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver Advisory
10 November 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-0135
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Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00524
Advisory Category: Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating : MEDIUM
Original release: 11/09/2021
Last revised: 11/09/2021
A potential security vulnerability in the Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver for
Windows may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates
to mitigate this potential vulnerability.
Description: Improper input validation in the Intel(R) Ethernet Diagnostic
Driver for Windows before version 220.127.116.11 may allow a privileged user to
potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver for Windows before version 18.104.22.168.
Intel recommends updating the Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver for Windows to
version 22.214.171.124 or later. This may be accomplished by installing version 25.1
or later of Administrative Tools for Intel Network Adapters.
Updates are available for download at this location:
Intel would like to thank Kasif Dekel 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 11/09/2021 Initial Release
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