NVIDIA Graphics Driver Unspecified Privilege Escalation (Unix / Linux)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72484


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: 72484

File Name: nvidia_unix_cve_2013_5987.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/13/2014

Updated: 10/25/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

Required KB Items: NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Version, NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Unmanaged

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