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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2019.0243
        Intel Processor Identification Utility for Windows Advisory
                              14 August 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Intel Processor Identification Utility for Windows
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Increased Privileges     -- Existing Account
                      Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
                      Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2019-11163  
Member content until: Friday, September 13 2019

OVERVIEW

        Intel has discovered a potential security vulnerability in Intel 
        Processor Identification Utility for Windows. [1]


IMPACT

        Intel has provided the following information regarding the 
        vulnerability:
        
        "Summary:
        
        A potential security vulnerability in the Intel Processor 
        Identification Utility for Windows* may allow escalation of privilege,
        denial of service or information disclosure. Intel is releasing 
        software updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.
        
        Vulnerability Details:
        
        CVEID: CVE-2019-11163
        
        Description: Insufficient access control in a hardware abstraction 
        driver for Intel Processor Identification Utility for Windows before
        version 6.1.0731 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable
        escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure 
        via local access.
        
        CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High
        
        CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H" [1]


MITIGATION

        Intel recommends that users of the Intel Processor Identification 
        Utility for Windows update to the latest version. [1]


REFERENCES

        [1] Intel Processor Identification Utility for Windows Advisory
            https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00281.html

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