Privilege escalation in Intel Smart Sound Technology

Published: 2020-03-12
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0583
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

10th Generation Intel Core i7
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU26046

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0583

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to improper access control in the subsystem for Intel Smart Sound Technology. A local attacker can gain elevated privileges on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

8th Generation Intel Core Processors: 3349

10th Generation Intel Core i7: 3431

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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