Security Bulletin: NVIDIA Linux GPU Display Driver contains missing permissions check and improper validation vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-7382, CVE-2016-7389)

Answer ID 4246
Updated 03/09/2017 12:04 AM

Linux GPU Display Driver vulnerabilities in the kernel layer may lead to an escalation of privileges


Vulnerability Details

CVE-2016-7382

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko) handler where a missing permissions check may allow users to gain access to arbitrary physical memory, leading to an escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.3
CVSS v2 Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)

CVE-2016-7389

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver on Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko) handler for mmap() where improper input validation may allow users to gain access to arbitrary physical memory, leading to an escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.3
CVSS v2 Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)

NVIDIA’s risk assessment is based on an average of risk across a diverse set of installed systems and may not represent the true risk to your local installation. NVIDIA recommends consulting a local security or IT professional to evaluate the risk of your specific configuration. NVIDIA doesn’t know of any exploits to these issues at this time.

Affected Products

Product Impacted Installed Component OS
Quadro, NVS, GeForce, Tesla, and GRID Graphics Driver Linux

Fixes

You can download the fixes from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page.

Product Product Series OS Branch First version that includes the fix

Quadro

NVS

All supported series Linux R370 370.28
R367 367.55
R340 340.98
R304 304.132
GeForce All supported series Linux R370 370.28
R367 367.55
R340 340.98
R304 304.132
Tesla (non-TCC users) Tesla P100 Linux R361_93 361.93.03
Tesla (non-TCC users) All supported series except Tesla P100 Linux R367 367.55
GRID  NVIDIA GRID vGPU  Linux  R367 GRID Software 4.1
367.64
R361 GRID Software 3.3
361.45.44
R352 GRID Software 2.5
352.103

Mitigations

None

Acknowledgements

None

Revision History

Revision Date Description
4.0 March 9, 2017 Added information about fixes available for affected NVIDIA GRID products
3.0 January 4, 2017 Added information about fixes available for affected NVIDIA GRID products
2.0 November 21, 2016 Added information about fixes available for affected NVIDIA GRID products
1.0 October 28, 2016 Initial release
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