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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Intel SINIT Vendors:   Intel
Intel SINIT Authenticated Code Module Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023382
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023382
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4419   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 28 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 22 2009
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Intel SINIT Authenticated Code Module. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a misconfiguration in the SINIT code to circumvent Intel Trusted Execution Technology and gain elevated privileges.

Intel systems with Q35, GM45, PM45 Express, Q45, and Q43 Express chipsets are affected.

Alexander Tereshkin, Rafal Wojtczuk, and Joanna Rutkowska from Invisible Things Lab reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00021&languageid=en-fr

Vendor URL:  security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00021&languageid=en-fr (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.


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