Advisory Published


First published: Tue Nov 14 2023(Updated: )

Improper authorization in some Intel(R) QAT drivers for Windows - HW Version 2.0 before version 2.0.4 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

Credit: secure@intel.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Intel Quickassist Technology Library=22.07.1
Microsoft Windows
Intel Quickassist Technology Firmware>=1.0<1.10
Intel Quickassist Technology
Intel Quickassist Technology Firmware>=2.0<2.04

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID for this issue?

    The vulnerability ID for this issue is CVE-2023-28378.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-28378?

    The severity of CVE-2023-28378 is high with a CVSS score of 7.8.

  • What is the affected software?

    The affected software includes Intel Quickassist Technology Library version 22.07.1 and Intel Quickassist Technology Firmware versions 1.0 to 1.10, as well as 2.0 to 2.04.

  • How can an authenticated user potentially enable escalation of privilege?

    An authenticated user may enable escalation of privilege via local access due to improper authorization in the Intel QAT drivers.

  • Where can I find more information about this vulnerability?

    You can find more information about this vulnerability at the following link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00861.html


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