GLSA-201304-01 : NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201304-01
(NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in NVIDIA drivers:
A vulnerability has been found in the way NVIDIA drivers handle
read/write access to GPU device nodes, allowing access to arbitrary
system memory locations (CVE-2012-4225).
A buffer overflow error has been discovered in NVIDIA drivers
NOTE: Exposure to CVE-2012-4225 is reduced in Gentoo due to 660
permissions being used on the GPU device nodes by default.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All NVIDIA driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65862 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54772

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4225