Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager Driver Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00072
Product family:  Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Apr 03, 2017
Last revised:  Apr 03, 2017
Summary: 

Privilege escalation in IntelHAXM.sys driver in the Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager before version 6.0.6 allows a local user to gain system level access.

Description: 

Privilege escalation in IntelHAXM.sys driver in the Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager before version 6.0.6 allows a local user to gain system level access.

CVSSv3 Severity Rating: High

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected products: 

Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager versions before 6.0.6.

Recommendations: 

Intel recommends updating to Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager version 6.0.6 or newer posted at https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager

Acknowledgements: 

This issue was reported to Intel by Enrique Nissim

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
03-April-2017
Initial Release

CVE Name:  CVE-2017-5683

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