Type Confusion in Content Protection HECI Service in Intel® Graphics Driver allows unprivileged user to elevate privileges via local access

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00095
Product family:  Mobile and Desktop, processors based on Intel® Core™ and Atom™ Processors with Processor Graphics running the Windows operating system, which have the CP HECI Service installed.
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Important
Original release:  Dec 12, 2017
Last revised:  Feb 07, 2018
Summary: 

Type Confusion vulnerability which can potentially lead to a privilege escalation. 

Description: 

The Intel® Content Protection HECI Service has a Type Confusion vulnerability which potentially can lead to a privilege escalation.  The HECI service software is distributed as part of the Intel Graphics Driver, and is used by the graphics driver to provide premium content playback services.

The CVSS V3 rating is 8.8 (High.)  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected products: 

The Content Protection HECI Service distributed with the Intel Graphics Drivers listed in the following table are affected.  The graphics driver installed on your system can be found on the properties page of the display adapter available in settings or control panel.

Driver Code Branch

1st Mitigated version

Notes

15.49

15.49.x.4836

22.20.x.4836

Most users of an impacted 15.49 release can upgrade to 15.60.0.4849. Available now on Intel.com.

15.47

 

15.47.x.4785

22.20.x.4785

Most users of an impacted 15.47 release can upgrade to 15.60.0.4849. Available now on Intel.com.

15.46

15.46.x.4811

22.20.x.4811

 

 

Most users of an impacted 15.46 release can upgrade to 15.60.0.4849. Available now on Intel.com.

15.45 

 

15.45.x.4821

21.20.x.4821

15.45.21.4821 is available now on Intel.com.

15.40

15.40.x.4835

20.19.x.4835

15.40.37.4835 is available now on Intel.com.

15.36

15.36.x.4889

10.18.x.4889

Upgrade to Windows 10 and Use 15.40.37.4835

Or Upgrade to 15.36.4880 when available.  Expected Dec 2017

15.33

15.33.x.4885

10.18.x.4885

Exact version available at release, expected Dec 2017

Any “x” appearing in the table above indicates the specific value, or sequence of values, is not relevant in determining if the driver version is potentially impacted or mitigated.

All listed drivers have updated versions available.  Check with your system’s manufacturer to see if they provide an updated graphics driver.  Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant to identify and update your driver directly from Intel.  The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html


Direct links to the available graphics drivers can be found at https://downloadcenter.intel.com and searching for the relevant version number above.  You can also search for graphics drivers compatible with your particular system.  Intel recommends that users with affected drivers download and upgrade to the latest supporter driver version.  The driver with the highest last number is the latest.  For example, 15.40.37.4835 is a later version than 15.40.36.4703 because 4835 is a higher number than 4703.

 

Recommendations: 

Intel highly recommends that users with affected drivers download and upgrade to the latest supported driver. 
• If practical, update affected drivers from the system manufacturer’s support site.
• Alternatively, Intel provides the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant on Intel.com to assist customers in identifying and installing the correct driver for their system.
• Customers can also search directly for a driver compatible with their system, download it, and install it
If you need further assistance, contact Customer Support to submit an online service request.

Acknowledgements: 

Intel would like to thank James Forshaw of Google’s Project Zero team for reporting this issue and working with Intel Corporation on a coordinated disclosure.

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
12-December-2017
Initial Release
1.1 
07-February-2018 
Updated version numbers 

CVE Name:  CVE-2017-5717

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