Advisory Published


First published: Tue Nov 14 2023(Updated: )

Uncontrolled search path element 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>=1.0<1.10
Intel Quickassist Technology Firmware
Intel Quickassist Technology>=2.0<2.04

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-28740?

    CVE-2023-28740 is a vulnerability related to uncontrolled search path element in some Intel(R) QAT drivers for Windows - HW Version 2.0.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-28740?

    The severity of CVE-2023-28740 is 7.8 (high).

  • How can an authenticated user potentially exploit CVE-2023-28740?

    An authenticated user may potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access by exploiting CVE-2023-28740.

  • Which software versions are affected by CVE-2023-28740?

    Intel Quickassist Technology Library version 2.0 before 2.0.4 is affected by CVE-2023-28740.

  • How can I learn more about CVE-2023-28740?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-28740 at the following reference link: [intel.com](https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00861.html).


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