Insufficiently protected credentials in Intel QAT for Linux

Published: 2020-11-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-12333
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT)
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insufficiently protected credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU48400

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12333

CWE-ID: CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficiently protected credentials, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.


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Vulnerable software versions

Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT): before 1.7.l.4.10.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?