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Intel Chipset Driver: Multiple vulnerabilities allow privilege escalation

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Intel Chipset Driver: Multiple vulnerabilities allow privilege escalation

An IT security alert update for a known vulnerability has been released for Intel chipset drivers. You can read a description of the security gap including the latest updates and information about affected operating systems and products here.

The Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) published a security advisory for Intel chipset drivers on February 14, 2024. The operating systems UNIX, Linux, MacOS X and Windows as well as the Lenovo Computer and Intel Chipset products are affected by the security vulnerability. This warning was last updated on February 15, 2024.

The latest manufacturer recommendations regarding updates, workarounds and security patches for this vulnerability can be found here: Lenovo Security Advisory LEN-150692 (As of February 14, 2024). Other useful resources are listed later in this article.

Intel Chipset Driver Safety Advisory – Risk: Medium

Risk level: 5 (medium)
CVSS Base Score: 6,7
CVSS Temporal Score: 5,8
Remote attack: No

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is used to assess the vulnerability of computer systems. The CVSS standard makes it possible to compare potential or actual security vulnerabilities based on various metrics in order to better prioritize countermeasures. The attributes “none”, “low”, “medium”, “high” and “critical” are used to determine the severity levels of a vulnerability. The Base Score evaluates the requirements for an attack (including authentication, complexity, privileges, user interaction) and its consequences. With the temporal score, framework conditions that can change over time are taken into account in the evaluation. According to the CVSS, the threat of the vulnerability discussed here is rated as “medium” with a base score of 6.7.

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Intel Chipset Driver Bug: Multiple vulnerabilities allow privilege escalation

Intel produces chipsets that are used on motherboards to control Intel processors.

A local attacker can exploit multiple vulnerabilities in the Intel chipset driver to elevate their privileges.

The vulnerabilities were classified using the CVE designation system (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) by their individual serial numbers CVE-2023-28739 and CVE-2023-25174.

Systems affected by the security gap at a glance

Operating systems
UNIX, Linux, MacOS X, Windows

Lenovo Computer (cpe:/h:lenovo:computer)
Intel Chipset Driver

General measures for dealing with IT vulnerabilities

Users of the affected systems should keep them up to date. When security gaps become known, manufacturers are required to fix them as quickly as possible by developing a patch or a workaround. If new security updates become available, install them promptly. For information, consult the sources listed in the next section. These often contain further information about the latest version of the software in question as well as the availability of security patches or information about workarounds. If you have any further questions or uncertainties, please contact your responsible administrator. IT security managers should regularly check when the IT security warning Affected manufacturers provide a new security update.

Manufacturer information on updates, patches and workarounds

Here you will find further links with information about bug reports, security fixes and workarounds.

Lenovo Security Advisory LEN-150692 from 2024-02-14 (15.02.2024)
For more information, see:

Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00928 vom 2024-02-13 (14.02.2024)
For more information, see:

Version history of this security alert

This is the 2nd version of this IT security notice for Intel chipset drivers. This text will be updated as further updates are announced. You can read about changes or additions in this version history.

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02/14/2024 – Initial version
02/15/2024 – New updates from LENOVO added

+++ Editorial note: This text was generated based on current BSI data and will be updated in a data-driven manner depending on the warning situation. We accept feedback and comments at [email protected]. +++

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