GLSA-201402-02 : NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation

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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-201402-02
(NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation)

The vulnerability is caused due to the driver allowing unprivileged
user-mode software to access the GPU.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201402-02.xml

Solution :

All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 331 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-331.20'
All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 319 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.76'
All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 304 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72255 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64525
65208

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5986
CVE-2013-5987