VDB-130970 · CVE-2018-3700 · Qualys 371657

Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver prior 5.0.4.43v2 on Win7 Installer code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver on Win7 (Hardware Driver Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Installer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Code injection vulnerability in the installer for Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 before version 5.0.4.43v2 may allow a user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

The bug was discovered 02/12/2019. The weakness was published 02/18/2019 (Website). The advisory is available at intel.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-3700 since 12/28/2017. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371657 (Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Local Code Injection Vulnerability(INTEL-SA-00200)).

Upgrading to version 5.0.4.43v2 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-94
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver 5.0.4.43v2

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02/12/2019 +411 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.intel.com/

Advisory: intel.com
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CVE: CVE-2018-3700 (🔍)

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Created: 02/19/2019 08:02 AM
Updated: 05/11/2020 09:20 AM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url
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