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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   NVIDIA Driver Vendors:   NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Driver ARGB Cursor Buffer Overflow in 'NoScanout' Mode Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028395
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-0131   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 8 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 195.22 and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NVIDIA Driver. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted ARGB cursor value to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service (which may be setuid 'root' privileges on some configurations).

Systems with 'NoScanout' mode enabled are affected.

Drivers for Linux, FreeBSD, VMware ESX, and Solaris are affected.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (304.88, 310.44, 313.30; and later versions).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (FreeBSD), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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