Intel Driver Update Utility 2.x < 2.4 Cleartext Download MitM

High Nessus Plugin ID 88577


The Intel Driver Update Utility installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a man-in-the-middle vulnerability.


The version of the Intel Driver Update Utility installed on the remote host is 2.x prior to 2.4. It is, therefore, affected by a man-in-the-middle vulnerability due to the transmission of driver updates in cleartext. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to disclose or manipulate data, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code via a crafted malicious update.


Upgrade to Intel Driver Update Utility version 2.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88577

File Name: intel_duu_2_4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/02/04

Modified: 2017/02/07

Dependencies: 88578

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:intel:driver_update_utility

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Intel Driver Update Utility

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1493

OSVDB: 133395