Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux Hardware Access memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux (unknown version) and classified as problematic. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component Hardware Access Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

Improper configuration of hardware access in Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux (all versions) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable a denial of service via local access.

The bug was discovered 12/11/2018. The weakness was released 12/14/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at intel.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-12206 since 06/11/2018. Attacking locally is a requirement. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/20/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 127954.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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06/11/2018 🔍
12/11/2018 +183 days 🔍
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12/14/2018 +1 days 🔍
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04/20/2020 +493 days 🔍

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Vendor: https://www.intel.com/

Advisory: intel.com
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CVE: CVE-2018-12206 (🔍)
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Created: 12/14/2018 07:33 AM
Updated: 04/20/2020 05:46 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url
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