GLSA-201402-02 : NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation

critical Nessus Plugin ID 72255

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-02 (NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation)

The vulnerability is caused due to the driver allowing unprivileged user-mode software to access the GPU.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 331 branch should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-331.20' All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 319 branch should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.76' All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 304 branch should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-02

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 72255

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-02.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2/3/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5986, CVE-2013-5987

BID: 64525, 65208

GLSA: 201402-02