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Published:

10 November 2021

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2021.3728
                 Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver Advisory
                             10 November 2021

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-0135  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00524.html

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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

Summary:

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.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2021-0135

Description: Improper input validation in the Intel(R) Ethernet Diagnostic
Driver for Windows before version 1.4.0.10 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

Affected Products:

Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver for Windows before version 1.4.0.10.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating the Intel Ethernet Diagnostic Driver for Windows to
version 1.4.0.10 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:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/4237/
Ethernet-Administrative-Tools-for-Intel-Network-Adapters

Acknowledgements:

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 History

Revision    Date      Description
1.0      11/09/2021 Initial Release

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