Privilege escalation in Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for Windows



Published: 2021-06-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-0106
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU54100

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0106

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory: before 1.00.00.3515


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00541.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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