Privilege escalation in Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software



Published: 2020-08-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0559
CWE-ID CWE-277
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
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Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
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Intel Wireless-AC 9560
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Intel Wireless-AC 9462
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Intel Wireless-AC 9461
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Intel Wireless-AC 9260
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
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Intel Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
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Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure inherited permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU45656

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0559

CWE-ID: CWE-277 - Insecure inherited permissions

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insecure inherited permissions in some Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi products on Windows* 7 and 8.1 before version 21.40.5.1. A local user can run a specially crafted program to escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Release version 21.40.5.1 is available for download at this location:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/products/59485/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html

Vulnerable software versions

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wireless-AC 9560: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wireless-AC 9462: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wireless-AC 9461: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wireless-AC 9260: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260: 20.50.1.1 - 21.20.0

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family: before 21.40.5.1

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165: before 21.40.5.1

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CPE2.3 External links

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00355.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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