GLSA-200708-14 : NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-14
(NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service)

Gregory Shikhman discovered that the default Gentoo setup of NVIDIA
drivers creates the /dev/nvidia* with insecure file permissions.

Impact :

A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly
resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-14.xml

Solution :

All NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25920 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3532