ARM Mali GPU Kernel Driver < r43p0 Improper Memory Access (CVE-2023-4211)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 182435


The remote host has a driver that is affected by an improper memory access vulnerability.


The version of the Mali GPU Kernel Driver installed on the remote system is prior to r43p0 running on Midgard, Bifrost, Valhall or 5th Gen architecture. It is, therefore affected by a improper memory access vulnerability. A local non- privileged user can make improper GPU memory processing operations to gain access to already freed memory.

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


Upgrade to Mali GPU Kernel Driver r43p0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 182435

File Name: arm_mali_gpu_CVE-2023-4211.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/3/2023

Updated: 10/5/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-4211


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:arm:avalon_gpu_driver, cpe:/a:arm:bifrost_gpu_driver, cpe:/a:arm:valhall_gpu_driver, cpe:/a:arm:midgard

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Arm Mali GPU Driver

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4211