NVIDIA Graphics Driver Pointer Dereference Privilege Escalation (Unix / Linux)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has a driver installed that is affected by a privilege
escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The NVIDIA graphics driver installed on the remote host is affected by
a privilege escalation vulnerability, due to a pointer dereferencing
flaw in the kernel module, which allows a local attacker to gain
complete control of the system.

See also :

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3693

Solution :

Upgrade to the appropriate video driver according to the vendor's
advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 84621 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3625

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