NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver (May 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163399

Synopsis

The NVIDIA GPU display driver software on the remote Windows host is missing a vendor-supplied patch.

Description

A display driver installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability:

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where an unprivileged regular user on the network can cause an out-of-bounds write through a specially crafted shader, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering. The scope of the impact may extend to other components. (CVE-2022-28181)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the DirectX11 user mode driver (nvwgf2um/x.dll), where an unauthorized attacker on the network can cause an out-of-bounds write through a specially crafted shader, which may lead to code execution to cause denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering. The scope of the impact may extend to other components. (CVE-2022-28182)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where an unprivileged regular user can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to denial of service and information disclosure.
(CVE-2022-28183)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where an unprivileged regular user can access administrator-privileged registers, which may lead to denial of service, information disclosure, and data tampering. (CVE-2022-28184)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the ECC layer, where an unprivileged regular user can cause an out-of-bounds write, which may lead to denial of service and data tampering. (CVE-2022-28185)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where the product receives input or data, but does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly, which may lead to denial of service or data tampering. (CVE-2022-28186)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where the memory management software does not release a resource after its effective lifetime has ended, which may lead to denial of service. (CVE-2022-28187)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where the product receives input or data, but does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly, which may lead to denial of service. (CVE-2022-28188)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a NULL pointer dereference may lead to a system crash. (CVE-2022-28189)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where improper input validation can cause denial of service. (CVE-2022-28190)

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit these issues but has instead relied only on the driver's self-reported version number.

Solution

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

See Also

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5353

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163399

File Name: nvidia_win_2022_05.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/22/2022

Updated: 7/25/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-28181

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-28182

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:nvidia:gpu_driver:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, WMI/DisplayDrivers/NVIDIA

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-28182, CVE-2022-28181, CVE-2022-28183, CVE-2022-28184, CVE-2022-28185, CVE-2022-28186, CVE-2022-28187, CVE-2022-28188, CVE-2022-28189, CVE-2022-28190

IAVA: 2022-A-0281