#VU22704 Resource management error


Published: 2019-11-12 | Updated: 2020-07-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22704

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11135

CWE-ID: CWE-399

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) in Intel CPUs. The TAA condition, on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution, may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - 10 1903

Windows Server: 2008 - 2019 1903


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-11135
http://software.intel.com/security-software-guidance/insights/deep-dive-intel-transactional-synchronization-extensions-intel-tsx-asynchronous-abort


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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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