GLSA-201304-01 : NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 65862


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


The 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.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NVIDIA driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.88'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65862

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201304-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4225, CVE-2013-0131

BID: 54772, 58830

OSVDB: 87759, 91949

GLSA: 201304-01