NVIDIA Linux GPU Display (June 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 138357


A display driver installed on the remote Linux host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The NVIDIA GPU display driver software on the remote host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A code execution vulnerability exists in the Inter Process Communication APIs due to improper access control. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this issue to cause a denial of service condition, execute code or disclose potentially sensitive information. (CVE‑2020‑5963)
- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the UVM driver due to a race condition. A local authenticated attacker could exploit this issued to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE‑2020‑5967)


Upgrade the NVIDIA graphics driver in accordance with the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 138357

File Name: nvidia_unix_2020_06.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/10/2020

Updated: 3/15/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-5963


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5963, CVE-2020-5967

IAVA: 2020-A-0290-S