NVIDIA Graphics Driver Pointer Dereference Privilege Escalation (Unix / Linux)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84621


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


The NVIDIA graphics driver installed on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability, due to a pointer dereferencing flaw in the kernel module, which allows a local attacker to gain complete control of the system.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84621

File Name: nvidia_unix_cve_2015-3625.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/07/08

Modified: 2017/08/24

Dependencies: 72481

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

Required KB Items: NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3625

OSVDB: 123644