NVIDIA Linux GPU Display Driver (Aug 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163886

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 Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause improper input validation, which may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, and limited information disclosure. (CVE-2022-31607)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in an optional D-Bus configuration file, where a local user with basic capabilities can impact protected D-Bus endpoints, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering.
(CVE-2022-31608)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause a null-pointer dereference, which may lead to denial of service. (CVE-2022-31615)

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?0968b96b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163886

File Name: nvidia_unix_2022_08.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/5/2022

Updated: 8/8/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-31607

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: 8/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31615, CVE-2022-31608, CVE-2022-31607

IAVA: 2022-A-0309