Security Bulletin: NVIDIA Shield contains multiple vulnerabilities in nvhost_job.c

Answer ID 4276
Updated 12/15/2016 09:32 AM

Shield Vulnerabilities in the Kernel May Lead to System Crash


Vulnerability Details

CVE-2016-6915

NVIDIA nvhost_job.c contains a vulnerability in the stack buffer overflow, leading to a system crash (Android Security Bulletin – December 2016)

CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.6
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-6916

NVIDIA nvhost_job.c contains a vulnerability in the integer overflow, leading to a buffer overflow and causing a system crash (Android Security Bulletin – December 2016)

CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.6
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-6917

Description: NVIDIA nvhost_job.c contains a vulnerability in the buffer overflow, leading to a system crash (Android Security Bulletin – December 2016)

CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.6
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/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 of 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

CVE Product Impacted Installed Component OS
CVE-2016-6915
CVE-2016-6916
CVE-2016-6917
Shield TV
Shield Tablet
Shield Tablet TK1
Kernel Android

Fixes

Fixes for Shield are available from Settings→About→System update.

Product OS Branch First Version Including all the Fixes
Shield TV Android Rel-24-foster-r7 OTA 3.3
Shield Tablet Android Rel-24-sb-r1 OTA 4.4
Shield Tablet TK1 Android Rel-24-sb-r1 OTA 1.5

Mitigations

None

Acknowledgements

CVE-2016-6915, CVE-2016-6916, CVE-2016-6917: Nathan Crandall (@natecray) of Tesla Motors Product Security Team

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 December 9, 2016 Initial release
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