Intel NUC Kit Wireless Adapter Driver prior 22.40 on Win10 Installer uncontrolled search path

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Intel NUC Kit Wireless Adapter Driver on Win10 (Hardware Driver Software). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component Installer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a uncontrolled search path vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-427. The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Uncontrolled search path in the installer software for some Intel(r) NUC Kit Wireless Adapter drivers for Windows 10 before version 22.40 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

The weakness was released 11/12/2022 as intel-sa-00747. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2022-36380 since 07/24/2022. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/17/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1574.

Upgrading to version 22.40 eliminates this vulnerability.






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CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.1

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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NVD Base Score: 7.3
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CNA Base Score: 6.7
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Class: Uncontrolled search path
CWE: CWE-427 / CWE-426
ATT&CK: T1574

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: NUC Kit Wireless Adapter Driver 22.40


07/24/2022 CVE reserved
11/12/2022 +111 days Advisory disclosed
11/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
12/17/2022 +35 days VulDB last update



Advisory: intel-sa-00747
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-36380 (🔒)


Created: 11/12/2022 03:07 PM
Updated: 12/17/2022 11:29 AM
Changes: 11/12/2022 03:07 PM (52), 12/17/2022 11:29 AM (12)
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