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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2019.4652
      Linux Administrative Tools for Intel Network Adapters Advisory
                             12 December 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Intel Linux Administrative Tools
Publisher:         Intel
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-0159  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00237.html

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INTEL-SA-00237

The latest security information on Intel products.

Linux Administrative Tools for Intel Network Adapters Advisory

Intel ID:             INTEL-SA-00237
Advisory Category:        Software
Impact of vulnerability : Escalation of Privilege
Severity rating :         HIGH
Original release:         12/10/2019
Last revised:             12/10/2019

Summary:

A potential security vulnerability in the Linux Administrative Tools for Intel
Network Adapters may allow escalation of privilege. Intel is releasing software
updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details:

CVEID: CVE-2019-0159

Description: Insufficient memory protection in the Linux Administrative Tools
for Intel(R) Network Adapters before version 24.3 may allow an authenticated
user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2 High

CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

Linux Administrative Tools for Intel Network Adapters before version 24.3.

Recommendations:

Intel recommends updating Linux Administrative Tools for Intel Network Adapters
to version 24.3 or later.

Updates are available for download at this location: https://
downloadcenter.intel.com/download/4237/
administrative-tools-for-intel-network-adapters

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Robert Miller 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

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architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational
purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration
may affect your actual performance.

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States and other countries.

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