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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-02 ] NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation (GLSA 201402-02)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: February 02, 2014
Updated: March 13, 2014
Bug(s): #493448
ID: 201402-02

Synopsis

A NVIDIA drivers bug allows unprivileged user-mode software to
access the GPU inappropriately, allowing for privilege escalation.


Background

The NVIDIA drivers provide X11 and GLX support for NVIDIA graphic
boards.


Affected Packages

Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
Vulnerable: < 331.20
Unaffected: >= 331.20
Unaffected: >= 319.76 < 319.77
Unaffected: >= 304.116 < 304.117
Unaffected: >= 304.119 < 304.120
Unaffected: >= 304.121 < 304.122
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The vulnerability is caused due to the driver allowing unprivileged
user-mode software to access the GPU.


Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 331 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-331.20"
   
All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 319 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.76"
   
All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 304 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116"
   


References

CVE-2013-5986
CVE-2013-5987


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