GLSA-200708-14 : NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service
High Nessus Plugin ID 25920
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers'