NVIDIA Linux GPU Display (January 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145034
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape or IOCTL in which user-mode clients can access legacy privileged APIs, which may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure. (CVE‑2021‑1052)
- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape or IOCTL in which improper validation of a user pointer may lead to denial of service. (CVE‑2021‑1053)

Note that Nessus has not tested for the issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ce9736e3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145034

File Name: nvidia_unix_2021_01.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/15/2021

Updated: 8/11/2021

Dependencies: nvidia_unix_driver_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1052

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

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:2.3:a:nvidia:gpu_driver:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Version, NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/GPU_Model

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1052, CVE-2021-1053

IAVB: 2021-B-0005