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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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