CVE-2021-1051

high
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Description

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which a local user can get elevated privileges to modify display configuration data, which may result in denial of service of the display.

References

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5142

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-01-08

Updated: 2021-07-23

Type: CWE-269

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 9.2

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.8

Exploitability Score: 2

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
145035NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver (January 2021)NessusWindows
high