NVIDIA Graphics Driver Local Privilege Escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 82528


The remote Windows host is affected by a privileges escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has a driver installed this is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a failure to properly validate local client impersonation levels when performing a kernel administrator check. A local attacker can exploit this issue, via unspecified API calls, to gain administrator privileges.


Upgrade to the appropriate video driver version per the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82528

File Name: nvidia_cve_2015_1170.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/04/02

Modified: 2017/08/24

Dependencies: 72482

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1170

BID: 73442

OSVDB: 118959