CVSS 3.1 Score 8.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 14, 2023
Updated: Nov 21, 2023


CVE-2023-32641 is a cyber vulnerability that affects firmware for Intel(R) QAT before version QAT20.L.1.0.40-00004. This vulnerability, categorized as CWE-20 (Improper Input Validation), can lead to privilege escalation and denial of service through adjacent access. It has a base severity rating of HIGH with a base score of 8.8 out of 10. The exploitability score is 2.8, indicating a medium level of difficulty in exploiting the vulnerability. The potential impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, with an availability impact noted as high as well. No user interaction or additional privileges are required for exploitation in this case. Remediation measures such as updating the firmware to version QAT20.L.1.0.40-00004 would be necessary to mitigate the risk posed by this vulnerability, which could be significant for organizations using the affected Intel QAT firmware.

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