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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2019.0129
              Intel NVMe and Intel RSTe Driver Pack Advisory
                               24 April 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Intel NVMe and Intel RSTe Driver
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2018-12131  
Member content until: Friday, May 24 2019

OVERVIEW

        Intel has discovered vulnerabilities in its Intel Storage NVMe and 
        Rapid Storage Technology (RSTe) driver software. [1]


IMPACT

        Intel has provided the following information regarding the vulnerability:
        
        "CVEID: CVE-2018-12131
        
        Description: Permissions in the driver pack installers for Intel(R) NVMe before
        version 4.0.0.1007 and Intel(R) RSTe before version 4.7.0.2083 may allow an
        authenticated user to potentially escalate privilege via local access.
        
        CVSS Base Score: 5.0 Medium
        
        CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
        
        Affected Products:
        
        Intel Client NVMe Versions 4.0.0.1006 and before.
        
        Datacenter NVMe Versions 4.0.0.1006 and before.
        
        Intel RSTe before version 4.7.0.2083." [1]


MITIGATION

        Intel provides the following advice for affected customers:
        
        "Intel recommends that users of Intel NVMe and Intel RSTe drivers update to the
        following versions, or later:
        
        Intel RSTe v4.7.0.2083 please contact your Intel Field Application Engineer.
        
        NVMe v4.0.0.1007 download from: Intel-SSD-750-Series [2]" [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] Intel NVMe and Intel RSTe Driver Pack Advisory
            https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00154.html

        [2] Intel SSD 750 Series
            https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/79678/

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