Security Bulletin: NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier, TX1, TX2, and Nano L4T - July 2020

Updated 07/08/2020 09:18 AM

NVIDIA has released a software security update for Jetson AGX Xavier, TX1, TX2, and Nano in the NVIDIA JetPack™ software development kit (SDK). The update addresses issues that may lead to escalation of privileges. To protect your system, download and install the latest NVIDIA JetPack SDK from NVIDIA DevZone.

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Details

This section provides a summary of potential vulnerabilities and their impact that this security update addresses. Descriptions use CWE™, and base scores and vectors use CVSS v3.0 standards.

CVE Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2020‑5974 NVIDIA JetPack SDK contains a vulnerability in its installation scripts in which permissions are incorrectly set on certain directories, which can lead to escalation of privileges. 8.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

The NVIDIA risk assessment is based on the maximum 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 and versions affected, and the updated versions that include this security update.

Download and install the latest NVIDIA JetPack software from NVIDIA DevZone.

CVEs Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Versions
CVE‑2020‑5974 Jetson TX1, TX2 series, AGX Xavier series, and Nano Linux for Tegra NVIDIA JetPack SDK 4.2 and 4.3 NVIDIA JetPack SDK 4.4

Notes:

  • Customers who prefer to continue using NVIDIA JetPack SDK 4.2 or 4.3 can correct the permissions on the affected directories by running the following commands on the L4T host's root file system:

    chmod 755 /etc/nvidia-container-runtime/host-files-for-container.d

    chmod 644 /etc/nvidia-container-runtime/host-files-for-container.d/*.csv

Mitigations

See Security Updates for the version to install.

Acknowledgements

CVE-2020-5974: NVIDIA thanks Michael de Gans for reporting this issue.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 July 8, 2020 Initial release

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