Multiple Intel Products CVE-2019-0155 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability



Date Discovered

November 12, 2019


Multiple Intel Products are prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges, obtain sensitive information, cause memory corruption or denial-of-service conditions.

Technologies Affected

  • Intel 6th generation Core processors
  • Intel 7th generation Core processors
  • Intel 8th generation Core processors
  • Intel 9th generation Core processors
  • Intel Atom Processor A Series
  • Intel Atom Processor E3900 Series
  • Intel Celeron Processor G3900 Series
  • Intel Celeron Processor G4900 Series
  • Intel Celeron Processor J Series
  • Intel Celeron Processor N Series
  • Intel Graphics Driver
  • Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series
  • Intel Pentium Processor J Series
  • Intel Pentium Processor N Series
  • Intel Pentium Silver Processor Series
  • Intel Xeon Processor E-2100
  • Intel Xeon Processor E-2200
  • Intel Xeon® E3- 1500M v6
  • Intel Xeon® E3-1500M v5
  • Intel i915 Graphics
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Redhat Enterprise Mrg 2
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted and accountable individuals to have local interactive access to the vulnerable computer.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



The vendor reported this issue.

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