GLSA-200708-14 : NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 25920


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-14 (NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service)

Gregory Shikhman discovered that the default Gentoo setup of NVIDIA drivers creates the /dev/nvidia* with insecure file permissions.
Impact :

A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25920

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nvidia-drivers, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3532

OSVDB: 40177

GLSA: 200708-14

CWE: 264