FreeBSD : NVIDIA UNIX driver -- remote denial of service or arbitrary code execution (fdf72a0e-8371-11e4-bc20-001636d274f3)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

NVIDIA Unix security team reports :

The GLX indirect rendering support supplied on NVIDIA products is
subject to the recently disclosed X.Org vulnerabilities
(CVE-2014-8093, CVE-2014-8098) as well as internally identified
vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-8298).

Depending on how it is configured, the X server typically runs with
raised privileges, and listens for GLX indirect rendering protocol
requests from a local socket and potentially a TCP/IP port. The
vulnerabilities could be exploited in a way that causes the X server
to access uninitialized memory or overwrite arbitrary memory in the X
server process. This can cause a denial of service (e.g., an X server
segmentation fault), or could be exploited to achieve arbitrary code

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79958 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8093

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