NVIDIA Graphics Driver NVAPI Support Layer Integer Overflow Privilege Escalation (Unix / Linux)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The NVIDIA graphics driver installed on the remote host is affected
by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the NVAPI support layer due
to multiple unspecified integer overflow conditions in the underlying
kernel mode driver. A local attacker can exploit this to gain access
to uninitialized or out-of-bounds memory, resulting in possible
information disclosure, denial of service, or the gaining of elevated

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to the appropriate video driver version according to the
vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 87411 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7869

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