FreeBSD : NVIDIA UNIX driver -- arbitrary root code execution vulnerability (a6d9da4a-5d5e-11db-8faf-000c6ec775d9)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22911


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Rapid7 reports :

The NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver for Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as root. This bug can be exploited both locally or remotely (via a remote X client or an X client which visits a malicious web page). A working proof-of-concept root exploit is included with this advisory.

The NVIDIA drivers for Solaris and FreeBSD are also likely to be vulnerable.

Disabling Render acceleration in the 'nvidia' driver, via the 'RenderAccel' X configuration option, can be used as a workaround for this issue.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22911

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a6d9da4a5d5e11db8faf000c6ec775d9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/25

Modified: 2017/04/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nvidia-driver, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5379

CERT: 147252

Secunia: 22419