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Potential vulnerability in the Intel® Driver Update Utility
Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00048
Product family:  Intel® Driver Update Utility
Impact of vulnerability Information Disclosure
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Jan 19, 2016
Last revised:  Jan 19, 2016
Summary: 

This update to the Intel® Driver Update Utility mitigates the use of a non-SSL URL. Intel has released a new version of the software that provides mitigation of this issue.

 
Description: 

Intel® Driver Update Utility analyzes Intel-product drivers on your computer and lets you know if driver updates are available. The utility can be used to download and install selected driver updates on your computer. This update to the Intel® Driver Update Utility helps mitigate the use of a non-SSL URL. Intel has released a new version of the software that provides mitigation of this issue.

 
Affected products: 

Product Name

Impacted

SW Versions

Updated

Software Versions

Update Source

Intel® Driver Update Utility

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4 and later

 
Recommendations: 

Intel highly recommends that customers of the affected product obtain and apply the updated version of the Software through the update sources listed above.

 
Acknowledgements: 

Intel would like to thank Core Security for reporting this issue and working with us towards a disclosure timeline.

 
Revision history: 
Revision
Date
Description
1.0
19-January-2016
Initial Release
 
CVE Name: 
CVE-2016-1493

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