#VU48432 Protection Mechanism Failure in Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controller Software

Published: 2020-11-12 | Updated: 2020-11-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48432

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8690


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability:

Vulnerable software:
Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controller Software
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor: Intel


The vulnerability allows a local user to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient implementation of security measures. A local administrator can bypass implemented security restrictions, elevate privileges on the system and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

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Vulnerable software versions

Intel Ethernet 700 Series Controller Software: All versions

Fixed software versions


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