1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CVSS v3 8.8
- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Intel
- Equipment: Data Center Manager SDK
- Vulnerabilities: Improper Authentication, Protection Mechanism Failure, Permission Issues, Key Management Errors, Insufficient Control Flow Management
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow escalation of privilege, denial of service, or information disclosure.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Data Center Manager SDK, a software development kit, are affected:
- Intel Data Center Manager SDK prior to Version 5.0.2
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
Insufficient session authentication may allow an unauthenticated user to enable escalation of privilege via network access.
Insufficient file protection in the install routine may allow an authenticated user to enable information disclosure via local access.
Insufficient file protection in the uninstall routine may allow an authenticated user to enable information disclosure via local access.
Insufficient file permissions checking in the install routine may allow an authenticated user to enable escalation of privilege via local access.
Insufficient run protection in the install routine may allow a privileged user to enable escalation of privilege via local access.
Insufficient user prompt in the install routine may allow a privileged user to enable escalation of privilege via local access.
Improper file permissions may allow an authenticated user to enable disclosure of information via local access.
Improper folder permissions may allow an authenticated user to enable disclosure of information via local access.
Insufficient key management may allow an authenticated user to enable information disclosure via local access.
3.2.10 PERMISSION ISSUES CWE-275
Improper file permissions may allow an authenticated user to enable information disclosure via local access.
Improper flow control in crypto routines may allow a privileged user to enable a denial of service via local access.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Information Technology
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Intel’s Product Security Incident Response Team reported these vulnerabilities to NCCIC.
Intel recommends that affected users contact an Intel Data Center Manager SDK reseller for the Version 5.0.2 update. A list of resellers can be found at:
For more information, see Intel security advisory INTEL-SA-00215 at:
NCCIC recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
- Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
- Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network.
- When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available on the ICS-CERT website in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B–Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
NCCIC also recommends that users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.