Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nvidia (MDKSA-2007:007)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24623


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in the NVIDIA Xorg driver was discovered by Derek Abdine who found that it did not correctly verify the size of buffers used to render text glyphs, resulting in a crash of the server when displaying very long strings of text. If a user was tricked into viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw could be exploited to run arbitrary code with root privileges.

This vulnerability exists in driver versions 1.0-8762 and 1.0-8774 and is corrected in 1.0-8776 which is being provided with this update.

The packages can be found in the non-free/updates media.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24623

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-007.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:dkms-nvidia, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nvidia, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdv, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdventerprise, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5379

MDKSA: 2007:007