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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/8/2015

Updated: 3/15/2023

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-2015-3625

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nvidia:gpu_driver

Required KB Items: NVIDIA_UNIX_Driver/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/16/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3625