#VU57341 Resource exhaustion

Published: 2021-10-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57341

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-0180


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager
Hardware solutions / Firmware



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

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources. A local attacker can trigger resource exhaustion and gain elevated privileges on the target system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager: before 7.6.6


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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.

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