Privilege escalation in Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) SDK

Published: 2020-02-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0561
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Intel SGX SDK for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Intel SGX SDK for Linux
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Initialization

EUVDB-ID: #VU25191

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0561

CWE-ID: CWE-665 - Improper Initialization

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper initialization in the Intel(R) SGX SDK. A local user can run a specially crafted application to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

Intel SGX SDK for Windows: 2.2.100

Intel SGX SDK for Linux: 2.4.100

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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