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Privilege escalation in Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controllers

Published: 2019-11-25
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-0142
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Intel Ethernet 700 Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controller Software
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor Intel

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-0142

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions in "ilp60x64.sys" driver. A local user can bypass implemented security restrictions and escalate privileges on the target system.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Intel Ethernet 700 Series: -

Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controller Software: -

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.