NVIDIA Graphics Driver Unspecified Privilege Escalation (Windows)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72483


The remote host has a driver installed that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote host has a driver installed that is affected by an unspecified, local privilege escalation vulnerability. Using the vulnerability, it may be possible for a local attacker to gain complete control of the system.


Upgrade to the appropriate video driver per the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72483

File Name: nvidia_cve_2013_5987.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/13/2014

Updated: 4/5/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-5987

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, WMI/DisplayDrivers/NVIDIA

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/22/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5987

BID: 64525