Security Bulletin: NVIDIA SHIELD TV - October 2019

Updated 10/07/2019 03:05 PM

NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA SHIELD® TV. This update addresses issues that may lead to information disclosure, denial of service, code execution, or escalation of privileges. To protect your system, download and install this software update through Settings>About>System update.

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Details

This section summarizes the potential impact that this security update addresses. Descriptions use CWE™, and base scores and vectors use CVSS V3 standards.

CVE Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2019‑5699 NVIDIA Tegra bootloader contains a vulnerability where the software performs an incorrect bounds check, which may lead to buffer overflow resulting in escalation of privileges and code execution. 7.6 AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2019‑5700 NVIDIA Tegra software contains a vulnerability in the bootloader, where it does not validate the fields of the boot image, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure. 7.6 AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

SHIELD TV update includes Android™ Security Patch level 2019-07-05. For more information about what is included in Android security patch levels, refer to the Android Security Bulletins.

The NVIDIA 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 security or IT professional to evaluate the risk to your specific configuration.

Security Updates

The following table lists the NVIDIA software products affected, versions affected, and the updated versions that include this security update.

Download the updates through Settings>About>System update.

Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Version
SHIELD TV Android-P Shield Experience prior to 8.0.1 Shield Experience Upgrade 8.0.1

Notes:

  • Earlier releases of this product are also affected. If you are using an earlier release, upgrade to the latest release.

Mitigations

None. See Security Updates for the versions to install.

Acknowledgements

CVE-2019-5700: NVIDIA thanks Ryan Grachek for reporting this issue.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 October 7, 2019 Initial release

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