Privilege escalation in Intel Converged Security and Manageability Engine (CSME)

Published: 2020-06-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-0533
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME)
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0533

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

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to reversible one-way hash. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system and cause a denial of service or information disclosure. Note:

This vulnerability affects the following versions of Intel CSME:

  • 11.20 through 11.22.76


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Vulnerable software versions

Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME): before 11.8.76, 11.12.77, 11.22.77

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.