Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

November 12, 2019

Description

Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software is prone to multiple security vulnerabilities. A local attacker can leverage these issues to gain elevated privileges, obtain sensitive information or cause denial-of-service conditions. Versions prior to Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 21.40 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 15.8.0
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 16.1.1
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 17.16.0
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 18.11.0
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 19.0.1
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 19.51.25.1
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 20.100
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 20.120.1
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 20.70.13.2
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 21.0
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software 21.10
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560

Recommendations

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 reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run all applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since some of these issues may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Evaluate read, write, and execute permissions on all newly installed software.
To limit exposure to these and other latent vulnerabilities, evaluate setgid and setuid settings on all installed applications.

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

References

Credits

Lasse Trolle Borup of Langkjaer Cyber Defense.


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