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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   NVIDIA Driver Vendors:   NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA NVAPI and Kernel Mode Driver Bugs Let Local Users Deny Service, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Gain Elevated Privielges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034176
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034176
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7869, CVE-2015-8328   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 27 2015
Original Entry Date:  Nov 18 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Some vulnerabilities were reported in NVIDIA Drivers. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The NVAPI support layer of NVIDIA GPU graphics drivers does not properly validate user-supplied input. In addition, an integer overflow may occur in the kernel mode driver. A local user can exploit these vulnerabilities to potentially sensitive information, deny service, or execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Axel Monroy and Nikita Tarakanov of Intel reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (304.131, 340.96, 352.63, 358.16 for Linux; 341.92, 354.35, 358.87 for Windows).

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3808/kw/security

Vendor URL:  nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3808/kw/security (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 18 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) NVIDIA NVAPI and Kernel Mode Driver Bugs Let Local Users Deny Service, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Gain Elevated Privielges
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.04, and 15.10.



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