GLSA-201304-01 : NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 65862
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201304-01 (NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation)
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in NVIDIA drivers:
A vulnerability has been found in the way NVIDIA drivers handle read/write access to GPU device nodes, allowing access to arbitrary system memory locations (CVE-2012-4225).
A buffer overflow error has been discovered in NVIDIA drivers (CVE-2013-0131).
NOTE: Exposure to CVE-2012-4225 is reduced in Gentoo due to 660 permissions being used on the GPU device nodes by default.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll NVIDIA driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.88'