NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver (Aug 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163887

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 (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a failure to properly validate data might allow an attacker with basic user capabilities to cause an out-of-bounds access in kernel mode, which could lead to denial of service, information disclosure, escalation of privileges, or data tampering. (CVE-2022-31606)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds write, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, or data tampering. (CVE-2022-31610)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. (CVE-2022-31612)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where any local user can cause a null-pointer dereference, which may lead to a kernel panic. (CVE-2022-31613)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to denial of service, or information disclosure. (CVE-2022-31616)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, or data tampering. (CVE-2022-31617)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows 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-2022-34665)

- NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows 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-2022-34666)

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?0968b96b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163887

File Name: nvidia_win_2022_08.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

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-2022-31606

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, WMI/DisplayDrivers/NVIDIA

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31610, CVE-2022-31613, CVE-2022-31616, CVE-2022-34665, CVE-2022-31612, CVE-2022-31617, CVE-2022-31606, CVE-2022-34666

IAVA: 2022-A-0309