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
privileges.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a143cf56
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3808

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 87411 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7869

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