CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2019-0086

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: May 17, 2019 | Modified: Aug 24, 2020
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.6 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Insufficient access control vulnerability in Dynamic Application Loader software for Intel(R) CSME before versions 11.8.65, 11.11.65, 11.22.65, 12.0.35 and Intel(R) TXE 3.1.65, 4.0.15 may allow an unprivileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.

Weakness

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Converged_security_management_engine_firmware Intel 11.0 *
Converged_security_management_engine_firmware Intel 11.10 *
Converged_security_management_engine_firmware Intel 11.20 *
Converged_security_management_engine_firmware Intel 12.0 *

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

References