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                            Intel RST Advisory
                              12 January 2021


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Intel RST
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-14568  

Original Bulletin: 

Revision History:  January  12 2021: Update recommendations for each branch
                   June     18 2020: Vendor updated recommendations and affected products
                   December 12 2019: Initial Release

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Intel ID:             INTEL-SA-00324
Advisory Category:        Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating :         MEDIUM
Original release:         12/10/2019
Last revised:             01/11/2021


A potential security vulnerability in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)
may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software updates to
mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-14568

Description: Improper permissions in the executable for Intel(R) RST before
version may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable
escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 6.7 Medium


Affected Products:

  o Intel RST v15.x before version
  o Intel RST v16.x before version
  o Intel RST v17.5 before version
  o Intel RST v17.7 before version


Intel maintains three branches for this software, and recommends updating to
the following, or later, versions:

Version                     Upgrade to:                 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28998/
                            Intel-Optane-Memory-User-Interface-and-Driver-for-System-Acceleration                 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28993/
                            Intel-Optane-Memory-User-Interface-and-Driver-for-System-Acceleration                 Intel recommends that users of Intel RST update to the latest version
                            provided by the system manufacturer that addresses these issues.                 Upgrade to the latest RST driver version


Intel would like to thank Marius Gabriel Mihai for reporting this issue.

Intel, and nearly the entire technology industry, follows a disclosure practice
called Coordinated Disclosure, under which a cybersecurity vulnerability is
generally publicly disclosed only after mitigations are available.

Revision History

Revision    Date                     Description
1.0      12/10/2019 Initial Release
1.1      12/11/2019 Updated Acknowledgements
1.2      06/12/2020 Updated Affected Products and Recommendations
1.3      01/11/2021 Update recommendations for each branch

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